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Solar Energy in Houma, LA

Solar Energy in Houma

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Houma with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Houma

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Houma

The total length of the day in Houma, LA today (September 23, 2017) will be 12 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

Houma, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Houma, LA

Solar Energy Data in Houma, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Houma, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Houma

Based on historical Houma, 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 Houma. [1]

Houma has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Houma that are always titled at the latitude of Houma (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.71 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 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 Houma

Solar Radiation Data in Houma, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Houma, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Houma

Houma, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Houma is May with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Houma (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Houma

The average monthly solar radiation level in Houma, LA, of 5.02 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 24% 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 Houma 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 Houma

Sunrise / Sunset in Houma

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:52 am
    • Sunset: 6:57 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Houma

Best Months for Solar in Houma

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.46 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Houma

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

However, Houma is in Terrebonne County and Terrebonne County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Houma

The Power of Solar in Houma, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Houma, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Houma

Houma (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5676.01 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Houma is May with an average of 545.58 kWhac, followed by April at 520.77 kWhac and July at 517.19 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Houma (Louisiana) are January with an average of 350.34 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 382.85 kWhac and November at 427.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Houma

Houma Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Houma averaged 10.19 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 23% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Houma Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $15.85 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Houma

Solar Energy Contractors in Houma

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Houma

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Houma

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

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Weather Forecast for Houma, LA [5]

Sat Sep 23
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 87°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Sep 24
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 20%
Mon Sep 25
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 78°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Sep 26
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 19%
Wed Sep 27
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 18%
Thu Sep 28
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 84°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Houma

About Houma

The city of Houma, LA in Terrebonne County has an approximate population of 33,727. [6]

Houma Solar Power

Houma, LA Solar Energy

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

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