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Solar Energy in Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Energy in Ridgecrest

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgecrest with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ridgecrest

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgecrest

The total length of the day in Ridgecrest, LA today (December 12, 2017) will be 10 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

Ridgecrest, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Energy Data in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Based on historical Ridgecrest, 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 Ridgecrest. [1]

Ridgecrest has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgecrest that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgecrest (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.17 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.48 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 Ridgecrest

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgecrest is October with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.57 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ridgecrest (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.24 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgecrest

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgecrest, LA, of 4.93 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 Ridgecrest 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 Ridgecrest

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgecrest

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:56 pm
    • Sunset: 11:03 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgecrest

Best Months for Solar in Ridgecrest

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgecrest

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ridgecrest

The Power of Solar in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5574.65 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgecrest is October with an average of 541.95 kWhac, followed by May at 526.28 kWhac and August at 515.57 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgecrest (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.76 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 380.67 kWhac and February at 381.9 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ridgecrest averaged 9.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Ridgecrest Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Ridgecrest

Solar Energy Contractors in Ridgecrest

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ridgecrest

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ridgecrest

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

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Weather Forecast for Ridgecrest, LA [5]

Mon Dec 11
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 54°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 14
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 37%
Fri Dec 15
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 16
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 60°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Ridgecrest

About Ridgecrest

The town of Ridgecrest, LA in Concordia County has an approximate population of 694. [6]

Ridgecrest Solar Power

Ridgecrest, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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