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Solar Energy in Laurel, MS

Solar Energy in Laurel

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Laurel with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Laurel

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Laurel

The total length of the day in Laurel, MS today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

Laurel, MS Solar Energy

Solar Power in Laurel, MS

Solar Energy Data in Laurel, MS

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Based on historical Laurel, MS data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Laurel. [1]

Laurel has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Laurel that are always titled at the latitude of Laurel (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.43 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 Laurel

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel, MS

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Laurel, MS has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Laurel is April with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Laurel (Mississippi) are January with an average of 3.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Laurel

The average monthly solar radiation level in Laurel, MS, of 4.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% 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 Laurel 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 Laurel

Sunrise / Sunset in Laurel

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:08 am
    • Sunset: 7:57 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Laurel

Best Months for Solar in Laurel

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Laurel

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

However, Laurel is in Jones County and Jones County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Laurel

The Power of Solar in Laurel, MS

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Laurel (MS) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5656.07 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Laurel is May with an average of 533.02 kWhac, followed by April at 531.75 kWhac and July at 529.12 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Laurel (Mississippi) are January with an average of 356.94 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 387.87 kWhac and November at 405.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Laurel

Laurel Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Laurel averaged 11.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Laurel Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Mississippi averaged $13.24 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 16% 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 Laurel

Solar Energy Contractors in Laurel

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Laurel, MS.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Laurel

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Laurel, MS.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Laurel

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Laurel, MS.

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Weather Forecast for Laurel, MS [5]

Tue Jul 25
87°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Jul 26
88°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 48%
Thu Jul 27
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 94°F
: 3 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Fri Jul 28
95°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 39%
Sat Jul 29
84°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 84°F
: 3 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sun Jul 30
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Laurel

About Laurel

The city of Laurel, MS in Jones County has an approximate population of 18,540. [6]

Laurel Solar Power

Laurel, MS Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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