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Solar Power in 70601 (Lake Charles, LA)

Solar Energy in 70601

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in 70601 with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 70601

Solar panels in 70601 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 70601

The total length of the day in 70601 (Lake Charles, LA) today (March 01, 2024) will be 11 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 70601 (Lake Charles, LA)

Solar Energy Data for 70601

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 70601.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 70601

Solar Radiation Data in 70601

Based on historical 70601 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 70601. [1]

The region associated with 70601 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 70601 that are always titled at the latitude of Lake Charles (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]

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.

Solar Radiation Levels in 70601

Solar Radiation Data in 70601

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 70601.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 70601

Solar Radiation Data in 70601

The region associated with 70601 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 70601 is September with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by October at 5.62 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 70601 are December with an average of 4.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 70601 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 70601

The average monthly solar radiation level in 70601, of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: 70601 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 70601 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for 70601

Sunrise / Sunset in 70601

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:37 am
    • Sunset: 6:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:35
Solar Energy Statistics for 70601

Best Months for Solar in 70601

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.69 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 70601

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 70601 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 70601

The Power of Solar in 70601

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 70601. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 70601. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 70601

Solar Radiation Data in 70601

70601 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5766.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 70601 is October with an average of 525.9 kWhac, followed by May at 512.82 kWhac and September at 511.89 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 70601 are February with an average of 399.99 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 420.99 kWhac and January at 455.31 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 70601 [5]

Fri Mar 1
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Mar 2
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Mar 3
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 93%
Mon Mar 4
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 85%
Tue Mar 5
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Mar 6
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 70601

About 70601

The ZIP code 70601 is associated with the city of Lake Charles in Calcasieu County in Louisiana.

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70601 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 70601, or for more solar-related resources for LA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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