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Solar Energy in Montpelier, LA

Solar Energy in Montpelier

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

Solar Panels in Montpelier

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Montpelier

The total length of the day in Montpelier, LA today (July 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

Montpelier, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Montpelier, LA

Solar Energy Data in Montpelier, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Montpelier, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Montpelier

Based on historical Montpelier, 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 Montpelier. [1]

Montpelier has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Montpelier that are always titled at the latitude of Montpelier (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.12 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 4.38 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 Montpelier

Solar Radiation Data in Montpelier, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Montpelier, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Montpelier

Montpelier, 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 Montpelier 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 Montpelier (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: Montpelier vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Montpelier

The average monthly solar radiation level in Montpelier, 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 Montpelier 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 Montpelier

Sunrise / Sunset in Montpelier

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:13 am
    • Sunset: 8:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Montpelier

Best Months for Solar in Montpelier

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.28 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Montpelier

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

However, Montpelier is in St. Helena County and St. Helena County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Montpelier

The Power of Solar in Montpelier, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Montpelier, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Montpelier

Montpelier (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5579.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Montpelier is October with an average of 540.49 kWhac, followed by May at 529.2 kWhac and August at 517.55 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Montpelier (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.96 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 378.34 kWhac and February at 380.95 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Montpelier

Montpelier Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Montpelier 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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Montpelier 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 Montpelier

Solar Energy Contractors in Montpelier

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Montpelier

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Montpelier

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

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Weather Forecast for Montpelier, LA [5]

Thu Jul 20
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Jul 21
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Jul 22
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sun Jul 23
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 15%
Mon Jul 24
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue Jul 25
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%

More about Montpelier

About Montpelier

The village of Montpelier, LA in St. Helena County has an approximate population of 266. [6]

Montpelier Solar Power

Montpelier, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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