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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 (November 20, 2017) will be 10 hours and 20 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 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Forest that are always titled at the latitude of Forest (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.61 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.54 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 November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:41 am
    • Sunset: 5:01 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:51 am
    • Length of Day: 10:20
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 (6.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.59 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 5724.34 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Forest is May with an average of 557.8 kWhac, followed by April at 537.67 kWhac and June at 529.4 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Forest (Louisiana) are January with an average of 365.29 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 368 kWhac and February at 406.32 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Forest

Forest Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Forest averaged 9.82 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Forest

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Forest Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $17.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [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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Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Forest produced no matches.

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]

Mon Nov 20
53°F
Few Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 24%
Tue Nov 21
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Nov 22
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 48°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%
Fri Nov 24
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%
Sat Nov 25
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 73°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

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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