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Solar Energy in Westlake, LA

Solar Energy in Westlake

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Westlake with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Westlake

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Westlake

The total length of the day in Westlake, LA today (October 23, 2017) will be 11 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

Westlake, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Westlake, LA

Solar Energy Data in Westlake, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Westlake, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Westlake

Based on historical Westlake, 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 Westlake. [1]

Westlake has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Westlake that are always titled at the latitude of Westlake (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.96 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.53 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.1 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 Westlake

Solar Radiation Data in Westlake, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Westlake, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Westlake

Westlake, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.03 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Westlake is May with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Westlake (Louisiana) are December with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Westlake

The average monthly solar radiation level in Westlake, LA, of 5.03 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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 Westlake 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 Westlake

Sunrise / Sunset in Westlake

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 6:32 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Westlake

Best Months for Solar in Westlake

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Westlake

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

However, Westlake is in Calcasieu County and Calcasieu County has at least 2 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Westlake

The Power of Solar in Westlake, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Westlake, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Westlake

Westlake (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5693.74 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Westlake is May with an average of 540.81 kWhac, followed by August at 520.89 kWhac and October at 517.08 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Westlake (Louisiana) are December with an average of 370.82 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 381.96 kWhac and November at 427.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Westlake

Westlake Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Westlake averaged 9.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Westlake Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Westlake

Solar Energy Contractors in Westlake

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Westlake

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Westlake

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

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Weather Forecast for Westlake, LA [5]

Mon Oct 23
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Oct 24
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 72°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Oct 28
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 53°F
Gale: 18 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Westlake

About Westlake

The city of Westlake, LA in Calcasieu County has an approximate population of 4,568. [6]

Westlake Solar Power

Westlake, LA Solar Energy

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

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