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Solar Energy in Forest, LA

Solar Energy in Forest

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Forest with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Forest

Solar panels in Forest that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Forest

The total length of the day in Forest, LA today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

Forest, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Forest, LA

Solar Energy Data in Forest, LA

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Forest.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Forest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Forest

Based on historical Forest, LA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Forest. [1]

Forest has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Forest that are always titled at the latitude of Forest (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Forest

Solar Radiation Data in Forest, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Forest.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Forest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Forest

Forest, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Forest is May with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.86 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Forest (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.66 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Forest vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Forest

The average monthly solar radiation level in Forest, LA, of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Forest solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Forest

Sunrise / Sunset in Forest

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:16 am
    • Sunset: 8:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Forest

Best Months for Solar in Forest

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.5 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Forest

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the village of Forest, LA at this current time.

However, Forest is in West Carroll County and West Carroll County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Forest

The Power of Solar in Forest, LA

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Forest (la). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Forest. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Forest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Forest

Forest (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5724.76 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Forest is May with an average of 558.03 kWhac, followed by April at 537.79 kWhac and June at 529.67 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Forest (Louisiana) are January with an average of 365.16 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 367.84 kWhac and February at 406.24 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Forest

Forest Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Forest averaged 9.35 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Forest

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Forest Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $13.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Forest

Solar Energy Contractors in Forest

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Forest, LA.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Forest produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Forest

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Forest, LA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Forest

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Forest, LA.

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Weather Forecast for Forest, LA [5]

Tue Jul 25
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jul 26
91°F
Few Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Jul 27
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 94°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 28
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 94°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Sat Jul 29
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Sun Jul 30
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Forest

About Forest

The village of Forest, LA in West Carroll County has an approximate population of 355. [6]

Forest Solar Power

Forest, LA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Forest, LA, or for more solar-related resources for Forest, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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