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Solar Energy in Saint Martinville, LA

Solar Energy in Saint Martinville

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Saint Martinville with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Saint Martinville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Saint Martinville

The total length of the day in Saint Martinville, LA today (August 23, 2017) will be 12 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

Saint Martinville, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Saint Martinville, LA

Solar Energy Data in Saint Martinville, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Saint Martinville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Martinville

Based on historical Saint Martinville, 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 Saint Martinville. [1]

Saint Martinville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Saint Martinville that are always titled at the latitude of Saint Martinville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.1 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.35 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 Saint Martinville

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Martinville, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Saint Martinville.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Saint Martinville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Martinville

Saint Martinville, 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 Saint Martinville is October with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Saint Martinville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Saint Martinville vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Saint Martinville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Saint Martinville, 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 (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Saint Martinville 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 Saint Martinville

Sunrise / Sunset in Saint Martinville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:39 am
    • Sunset: 7:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Saint Martinville

Best Months for Solar in Saint Martinville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (4.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.27 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Saint Martinville

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

However, Saint Martinville is in St. Martin County and St. Martin County has at least 2 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Saint Martinville

The Power of Solar in Saint Martinville, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Saint Martinville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Martinville

Saint Martinville (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5581.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Saint Martinville is October with an average of 539.56 kWhac, followed by May at 530.91 kWhac and August at 518.7 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Saint Martinville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 372.83 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 376.89 kWhac and February at 380.34 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Saint Martinville

Saint Martinville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Saint Martinville averaged 9.88 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Saint Martinville

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Saint Martinville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $15.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Saint Martinville

Solar Energy Contractors in Saint Martinville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Saint Martinville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Saint Martinville

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

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Weather Forecast for Saint Martinville, LA [5]

Tue Aug 22
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 2 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
89°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Aug 24
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Aug 25
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 89°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sat Aug 26
79°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 79°F
Severe Gale: 22 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sun Aug 27
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 79°F
Severe Gale: 24 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 67%

More about Saint Martinville

About Saint Martinville

The city of Saint Martinville, LA in St. Martin County has an approximate population of 6,114. [6]

Saint Martinville Solar Power

Saint Martinville, LA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Saint Martinville, LA, or for more solar-related resources for Saint Martinville, 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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