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Solar Energy in Minden, LA

Solar Energy in Minden

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Minden with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Minden

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Minden

The total length of the day in Minden, LA today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

Minden, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Minden, LA

Solar Energy Data in Minden, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Based on historical Minden, 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 Minden. [1]

Minden has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Minden that are always titled at the latitude of Minden (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.51 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% 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 Minden

Solar Radiation Data in Minden, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Minden, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Minden is August with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Minden (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 November at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Minden

The average monthly solar radiation level in Minden, LA, of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 36% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Minden 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 Minden

Sunrise / Sunset in Minden

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:42 am
    • Sunset: 7:48 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Minden

Best Months for Solar in Minden

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.38 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Minden

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

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

Solar Power Output in Minden

The Power of Solar in Minden, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Minden (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5731.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Minden is August with an average of 559.27 kWhac, followed by July at 542.44 kWhac and May at 529.43 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Minden (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.59 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.41 kWhac and November at 384.7 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Minden

Minden Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Minden averaged 9.88 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Minden Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $15.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Minden

Solar Energy Contractors in Minden

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Minden

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Minden

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

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Weather Forecast for Minden, LA [5]

Tue Aug 22
76°F
Few Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Aug 23
92°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Aug 24
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 80%
Fri Aug 25
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 36%
Sat Aug 26
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Aug 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 76°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about Minden

About Minden

The city of Minden, LA in Webster County has an approximate population of 13,082. [6]

Minden Solar Power

Minden, LA Solar Energy

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

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