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Solar Energy in Ruston, LA

Solar Energy in Ruston

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Ruston with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ruston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ruston

The total length of the day in Ruston, LA today (November 21, 2017) will be 10 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

Ruston, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ruston, LA

Solar Energy Data in Ruston, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ruston, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ruston

Based on historical Ruston, 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 Ruston. [1]

Ruston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ruston that are always titled at the latitude of Ruston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.53 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.39 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 Ruston

Solar Radiation Data in Ruston, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ruston, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ruston

Ruston, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ruston is August with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.84 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ruston (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ruston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ruston, LA, of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 36% 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 Ruston 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 Ruston

Sunrise / Sunset in Ruston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:46 am
    • Sunset: 5:06 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:56 am
    • Length of Day: 10:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Ruston

Best Months for Solar in Ruston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ruston

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ruston

The Power of Solar in Ruston, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ruston, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ruston

Ruston (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5732 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ruston is August with an average of 559.47 kWhac, followed by July at 542.78 kWhac and May at 529.71 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ruston (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.4 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.18 kWhac and November at 384.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ruston

Ruston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ruston 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]

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Ruston 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 Ruston

Solar Energy Contractors in Ruston

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Ruston

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ruston

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

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Weather Forecast for Ruston, LA [5]

Tue Nov 21
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed Nov 22
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 52°F
: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 26
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Ruston

About Ruston

The city of Ruston, LA in Lincoln County has an approximate population of 21,859. [6]

Ruston Solar Power

Ruston, LA Solar Energy

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

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