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Solar Energy in Madisonville, LA

Solar Energy in Madisonville

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Madisonville with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Madisonville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Madisonville

The total length of the day in Madisonville, LA today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

Madisonville, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Madisonville, LA

Solar Energy Data in Madisonville, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Madisonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Madisonville

Based on historical Madisonville, 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 Madisonville. [1]

Madisonville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Madisonville that are always titled at the latitude of Madisonville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.56 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 Madisonville

Solar Radiation Data in Madisonville, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Madisonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Madisonville

Madisonville, 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 Madisonville is May with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.62 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Madisonville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Madisonville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Madisonville, 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 Madisonville 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 Madisonville

Sunrise / Sunset in Madisonville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:15 am
    • Sunset: 7:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Madisonville

Best Months for Solar in Madisonville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.52 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Madisonville

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

However, Madisonville is in St. Tammany County and St. Tammany County has at least 21 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Madisonville

The Power of Solar in Madisonville, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Madisonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Madisonville

Madisonville (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5672.77 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Madisonville is May with an average of 542.92 kWhac, followed by April at 519.47 kWhac and October at 517.48 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Madisonville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 351.83 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 385.01 kWhac and November at 429.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Madisonville

Madisonville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Madisonville 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: Madisonville

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Madisonville 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 Madisonville

Solar Energy Contractors in Madisonville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Madisonville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Madisonville

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

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Weather Forecast for Madisonville, LA [5]

Tue Jul 25
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Jul 26
91°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 81°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 49%
Fri Jul 28
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 91°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 9%
Sat Jul 29
91°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 83°F
Max: 91°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%
Sun Jul 30
82°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%

More about Madisonville

About Madisonville

The town of Madisonville, LA in St. Tammany County has an approximate population of 748. [6]

Madisonville Solar Power

Madisonville, LA Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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