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Solar Energy in Franklin, LA

Solar Energy in Franklin

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin with an average of 5.67 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Franklin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Franklin

The total length of the day in Franklin, LA today (December 12, 2017) will be 10 hours and 15 minutes. [More]

Franklin, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Franklin, LA

Solar Energy Data in Franklin, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Based on historical Franklin, 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 Franklin. [1]

Franklin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Franklin that are always titled at the latitude of Franklin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.27 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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 Franklin

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin is October with an average of 5.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Franklin (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Franklin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Franklin, LA, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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 Franklin 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 Franklin

Sunrise / Sunset in Franklin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:52 pm
    • Sunset: 11:07 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:15
Solar Energy Statistics for Franklin

Best Months for Solar in Franklin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.53 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Franklin

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

However, Franklin is in St. Mary County and St. Mary County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Franklin

The Power of Solar in Franklin, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5582.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Franklin is October with an average of 538.99 kWhac, followed by May at 531.91 kWhac and August at 519.36 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Franklin (Louisiana) are January with an average of 372.15 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 376.02 kWhac and February at 379.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Franklin

Franklin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Franklin averaged 9.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Franklin

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Franklin Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Franklin

Solar Energy Contractors in Franklin

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Franklin

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Franklin produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Franklin

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Franklin, LA [5]

Mon Dec 11
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 52°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 57°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
55°F
Few Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Dec 14
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Dec 15
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sat Dec 16
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Franklin

About Franklin

The city of Franklin, LA in St. Mary County has an approximate population of 7,660. [6]

Franklin Solar Power

Franklin, LA Solar Energy

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

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