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Solar Energy in Kaplan, LA

Solar Energy in Kaplan

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Kaplan with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Kaplan

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Kaplan

The total length of the day in Kaplan, LA today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

Kaplan, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Kaplan, LA

Solar Energy Data in Kaplan, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Kaplan, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Kaplan

Based on historical Kaplan, 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 Kaplan. [1]

Kaplan has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Kaplan that are always titled at the latitude of Kaplan (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.68 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.41 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 Kaplan

Solar Radiation Data in Kaplan, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Kaplan, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Kaplan

Kaplan, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.03 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Kaplan is May with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Kaplan (Louisiana) are December with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Kaplan

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kaplan, LA, of 5.03 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 Kaplan 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 Kaplan

Sunrise / Sunset in Kaplan

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:24 am
    • Sunset: 8:06 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Kaplan

Best Months for Solar in Kaplan

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.38 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Kaplan

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

However, Kaplan is in Vermilion County and Vermilion County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Kaplan

The Power of Solar in Kaplan, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Kaplan, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Kaplan

Kaplan (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5694.9 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Kaplan is May with an average of 541.61 kWhac, followed by August at 521.42 kWhac and July at 517.53 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Kaplan (Louisiana) are December with an average of 370.23 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 381.49 kWhac and November at 427.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Kaplan

Kaplan Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Kaplan 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]

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Kaplan 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 Kaplan

Solar Energy Contractors in Kaplan

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Kaplan

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Kaplan

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

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Weather Forecast for Kaplan, LA [5]

Tue Jul 25
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed Jul 26
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 77°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 76°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Jul 28
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 29
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Jul 30
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 85°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%

More about Kaplan

About Kaplan

The city of Kaplan, LA in Vermilion County has an approximate population of 4,600. [6]

Kaplan Solar Power

Kaplan, LA Solar Energy

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

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