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Solar Energy in Zachary, LA

Solar Energy in Zachary

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Zachary with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Zachary

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Zachary

The total length of the day in Zachary, LA today (July 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

Zachary, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Zachary, LA

Solar Energy Data in Zachary, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Zachary, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Zachary

Based on historical Zachary, 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 Zachary. [1]

Zachary has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Zachary that are always titled at the latitude of Zachary (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.65 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.38 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 Zachary

Solar Radiation Data in Zachary, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Zachary, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Zachary

Zachary, 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 Zachary is October with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Zachary (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Zachary

The average monthly solar radiation level in Zachary, 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 approximately 25% 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 Zachary 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 Zachary

Sunrise / Sunset in Zachary

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:18 am
    • Sunset: 8:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Zachary

Best Months for Solar in Zachary

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Zachary

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

However, Zachary is in East Baton Rouge County and East Baton Rouge County has at least 38 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Zachary

The Power of Solar in Zachary, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Zachary, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Zachary

Zachary (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5579.33 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Zachary is October with an average of 540.44 kWhac, followed by May at 529.3 kWhac and August at 517.62 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Zachary (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.89 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 378.26 kWhac and February at 380.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Zachary

Zachary Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Zachary averaged 9.35 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Zachary Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $13.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Zachary

Solar Energy Contractors in Zachary

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Zachary

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Zachary

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

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Weather Forecast for Zachary, LA [5]

Sun Jul 23
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 44%
Mon Jul 24
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 68%
Tue Jul 25
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 48%
Wed Jul 26
81°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Jul 27
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Fri Jul 28
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Zachary

About Zachary

The city of Zachary, LA in East Baton Rouge County has an approximate population of 14,960. [6]

Zachary Solar Power

Zachary, LA Solar Energy

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

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