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Solar Energy in Monroe, LA

Solar Energy in Monroe

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

Solar Panels in Monroe

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Monroe

The total length of the day in Monroe, LA today (May 27, 2018) will be 14 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

Monroe, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Monroe, LA

Solar Energy Data in Monroe, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Monroe

Based on historical Monroe, 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 Monroe. [1]

Monroe has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Monroe that are always titled at the latitude of Monroe (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.07 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.56 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% 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 Monroe

Solar Radiation Data in Monroe, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Monroe

Monroe, 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 Monroe is August with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.84 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 Monroe (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Monroe

The average monthly solar radiation level in Monroe, 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 approximately 23% 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 Monroe 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 Monroe

Sunrise / Sunset in Monroe

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:02 am
    • Sunset: 8:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Monroe

Best Months for Solar in Monroe

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Monroe

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

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

Solar Power Output in Monroe

The Power of Solar in Monroe, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Monroe

Monroe (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5732.07 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Monroe is August with an average of 559.5 kWhac, followed by July at 542.83 kWhac and May at 529.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Monroe (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.37 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.15 kWhac and November at 384.49 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Monroe

Monroe Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Monroe averaged 9.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2018, which was about 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.99¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Monroe

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Monroe Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $9.92 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2018, which was approximately 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.65 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Monroe

Solar Energy Contractors in Monroe

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Monroe

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

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Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Monroe produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Monroe

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

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Weather Forecast for Monroe, LA [5]

Sun May 27
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 20%
Mon May 28
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue May 29
91°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 36%
Wed May 30
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 93°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%
Thu May 31
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 94°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jun 1
95°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 81°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Monroe

About Monroe

The city of Monroe, LA in Ouachita County has an approximate population of 48,815. [6]

Monroe Solar Power

Monroe, LA Solar Energy

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

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