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Solar Energy in Richmond, LA

Solar Energy in Richmond

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Richmond with an average of 5.92 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Richmond

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Richmond

The total length of the day in Richmond, LA today (November 21, 2017) will be 10 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

Richmond, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Richmond, LA

Solar Energy Data in Richmond, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Richmond, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richmond

Based on historical Richmond, 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 Richmond. [1]

Richmond has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Richmond that are always titled at the latitude of Richmond (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.61 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.47 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 Richmond

Solar Radiation Data in Richmond, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Richmond, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richmond

Richmond, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Richmond is May with an average of 5.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Richmond (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.65 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Richmond

The average monthly solar radiation level in Richmond, LA, of 5.05 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 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 Richmond 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 Richmond

Sunrise / Sunset in Richmond

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:40 pm
    • Sunset: 11:01 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Richmond

Best Months for Solar in Richmond

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Richmond

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

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

Solar Power Output in Richmond

The Power of Solar in Richmond, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Richmond, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richmond

Richmond (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5726.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Richmond is May with an average of 559.24 kWhac, followed by April at 538.38 kWhac and June at 531.08 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Richmond (Louisiana) are January with an average of 364.49 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 366.98 kWhac and February at 405.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Richmond

Richmond Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Richmond averaged 9.82 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Richmond

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Richmond Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $17.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Richmond

Solar Energy Contractors in Richmond

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Richmond

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Richmond

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Richmond produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Richmond, LA [5]

Tue Nov 21
62°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Nov 22
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Sun Nov 26
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%

More about Richmond

About Richmond

The village of Richmond, LA in Madison County has an approximate population of 577. [6]

Richmond Solar Power

Richmond, LA Solar Energy

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

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