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Solar Energy in West Monroe, LA

Solar Energy in West Monroe

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

Solar Panels in West Monroe

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

Sunrise & Sunset in West Monroe

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

West Monroe, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Monroe, LA

Solar Energy Data in West Monroe, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in West Monroe

Based on historical West Monroe, 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 West Monroe. [1]

West Monroe has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in West Monroe that are always titled at the latitude of West Monroe (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.07 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.56 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.41 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 West Monroe

Solar Radiation Data in West Monroe, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in West Monroe.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in West Monroe

West Monroe, 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 West Monroe 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 West Monroe (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: West Monroe vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in West Monroe

The average monthly solar radiation level in West Monroe, 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 West Monroe 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 West Monroe

Sunrise / Sunset in West Monroe

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:44 pm
    • Sunset: 11:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:20
Solar Energy Statistics for West Monroe

Best Months for Solar in West Monroe

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Monroe

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

However, West Monroe is in Ouachita County and Ouachita County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in West Monroe

The Power of Solar in West Monroe, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Monroe, LA

Solar Radiation Data in West Monroe

West Monroe (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5732.02 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in West Monroe is August with an average of 559.48 kWhac, followed by July at 542.8 kWhac and May at 529.72 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in West Monroe (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.39 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.17 kWhac and November at 384.5 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in West Monroe

West Monroe Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in West Monroe 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: West Monroe

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West Monroe 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 West Monroe

Solar Energy Contractors in West Monroe

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in West Monroe

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in West Monroe

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

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Weather Forecast for West Monroe, LA [5]

Tue Nov 21
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°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
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 26
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about West Monroe

About West Monroe

The city of West Monroe, LA in Ouachita County has an approximate population of 13,065. [6]

West Monroe Solar Power

West Monroe, LA Solar Energy

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

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