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Solar Energy in New Orleans, LA

Solar Energy in New Orleans

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in New Orleans with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in New Orleans

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

Sunrise & Sunset in New Orleans

The total length of the day in New Orleans, LA today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

New Orleans, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in New Orleans, LA

Solar Energy Data in New Orleans, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

Based on historical New Orleans, 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 New Orleans. [1]

New Orleans 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 4.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in New Orleans that are always titled at the latitude of New Orleans (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 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.32 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 New Orleans

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in New Orleans.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

New Orleans, 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 New Orleans is May with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.64 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 New Orleans (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: New Orleans vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in New Orleans

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans

Sunrise / Sunset in New Orleans

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:16 am
    • Sunset: 7:57 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:40
Solar Energy Statistics for New Orleans

Best Months for Solar in New Orleans

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in New Orleans

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

However, New Orleans is in Orleans County and Orleans County has at least 201 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in New Orleans

The Power of Solar in New Orleans, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

New Orleans (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5674.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in New Orleans is May with an average of 544.41 kWhac, followed by April at 520.2 kWhac and October at 516.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in New Orleans (Louisiana) are January with an average of 351.01 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 383.82 kWhac and November at 428.39 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in New Orleans

New Orleans Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in New Orleans 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: New Orleans

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New Orleans 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 New Orleans

Solar Energy Contractors in New Orleans

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in New Orleans

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in New Orleans

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

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Weather Forecast for New Orleans, LA [5]

Tue Jul 25
82°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Jul 26
89°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Jul 27
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 81°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 28
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Jul 29
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sun Jul 30
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 86°F
: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 54%

More about New Orleans

About New Orleans

The city of New Orleans, LA in Orleans County has an approximate population of 343,829. [6]

New Orleans Solar Power

New Orleans, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

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

Other Cities in Louisiana

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