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Solar Energy in Melville, LA

Solar Energy in Melville

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Melville with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Melville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Melville

The total length of the day in Melville, LA today (December 12, 2017) will be 10 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

Melville, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Melville, LA

Solar Energy Data in Melville, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Melville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Melville

Based on historical Melville, 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 Melville. [1]

Melville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Melville that are always titled at the latitude of Melville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.11 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.64 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.35 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 Melville

Solar Radiation Data in Melville, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Melville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Melville

Melville, 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 Melville is October with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Melville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Melville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Melville, 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 Melville 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 Melville

Sunrise / Sunset in Melville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:55 pm
    • Sunset: 11:06 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Melville

Best Months for Solar in Melville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Melville

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

However, Melville is in St. Landry County and St. Landry County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Melville

The Power of Solar in Melville, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Melville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Melville

Melville (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5579.14 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Melville is October with an average of 540.51 kWhac, followed by May at 529.16 kWhac and August at 517.53 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Melville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.98 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 378.37 kWhac and February at 380.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Melville

Melville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Melville 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: Melville

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Melville 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 Melville

Solar Energy Contractors in Melville

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Melville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Melville

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

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Weather Forecast for Melville, LA [5]

Mon Dec 11
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 49°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 55°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Dec 14
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Dec 15
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 16
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 61°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Melville

About Melville

The town of Melville, LA in St. Landry County has an approximate population of 1,041. [6]

Melville Solar Power

Melville, LA Solar Energy

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

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