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Solar Energy in Opelousas, LA

Solar Energy in Opelousas

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

Solar Panels in Opelousas

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Opelousas

The total length of the day in Opelousas, LA today (October 24, 2017) will be 11 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

Opelousas, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Opelousas, LA

Solar Energy Data in Opelousas, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

Based on historical Opelousas, 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 Opelousas. [1]

Opelousas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Opelousas that are always titled at the latitude of Opelousas (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 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 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 Opelousas

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

Opelousas, 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 Opelousas 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 Opelousas (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Opelousas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Opelousas, 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 Opelousas 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 Opelousas

Sunrise / Sunset in Opelousas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:17 am
    • Sunset: 6:27 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Opelousas

Best Months for Solar in Opelousas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.19 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Opelousas

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

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

Solar Power Output in Opelousas

The Power of Solar in Opelousas, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

Opelousas (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5579.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Opelousas is October with an average of 540.25 kWhac, followed by May at 529.66 kWhac and August at 517.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Opelousas (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.66 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 377.96 kWhac and February at 380.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Opelousas

Opelousas Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Opelousas averaged 9.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Opelousas Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Opelousas

Solar Energy Contractors in Opelousas

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Opelousas

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Opelousas

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

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Weather Forecast for Opelousas, LA [5]

Tue Oct 24
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 68°F
Gale: 17 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 56%
Sat Oct 28
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 50°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Oct 29
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Opelousas

About Opelousas

The city of Opelousas, LA in St. Landry County has an approximate population of 16,634. [6]

Opelousas Solar Power

Opelousas, LA Solar Energy

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

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