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Solar Energy in Sorrento, LA

Solar Energy in Sorrento

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

Solar Panels in Sorrento

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sorrento

The total length of the day in Sorrento, LA today (August 19, 2017) will be 13 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

Sorrento, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sorrento, LA

Solar Energy Data in Sorrento, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sorrento, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Sorrento

Based on historical Sorrento, 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 Sorrento. [1]

Sorrento has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sorrento that are always titled at the latitude of Sorrento (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 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.27 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 Sorrento

Solar Radiation Data in Sorrento, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sorrento, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Sorrento

Sorrento, 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 Sorrento is October with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sorrento (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: Sorrento vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Sorrento

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sorrento, 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 Sorrento 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 Sorrento

Sunrise / Sunset in Sorrento

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:33 am
    • Sunset: 7:40 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Sorrento

Best Months for Solar in Sorrento

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.3 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sorrento

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

However, Sorrento is in Ascension County and Ascension County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Sorrento

The Power of Solar in Sorrento, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sorrento, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Sorrento

Sorrento (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5581.18 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sorrento is October with an average of 539.66 kWhac, followed by May at 530.73 kWhac and August at 518.58 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sorrento (Louisiana) are January with an average of 372.95 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 377.05 kWhac and February at 380.41 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sorrento

Sorrento Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sorrento 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: Sorrento

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Sorrento 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 Sorrento

Solar Energy Contractors in Sorrento

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Sorrento

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Sorrento

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

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Weather Forecast for Sorrento, LA [5]

Fri Aug 18
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 78°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 19
93°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Aug 20
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Aug 21
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 94°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Aug 22
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%
Wed Aug 23
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 93°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Sorrento

About Sorrento

The town of Sorrento, LA in Ascension County has an approximate population of 1,401. [6]

Sorrento Solar Power

Sorrento, LA Solar Energy

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

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