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Solar Energy in Baton Rouge, LA

Solar Energy in Baton Rouge

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Solar Panels in Baton Rouge

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Baton Rouge

The total length of the day in Baton Rouge, LA today (July 30, 2021) will be 13 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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Baton Rouge, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Baton Rouge, LA

Solar Energy Data in Baton Rouge, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Baton Rouge, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Baton Rouge

Based on historical Baton Rouge, 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 Baton Rouge. [1]

Baton Rouge 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 4.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Baton Rouge that are always titled at the latitude of Baton Rouge (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.65 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.37 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Baton Rouge

Solar Radiation Data in Baton Rouge, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Baton Rouge.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Baton Rouge, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Baton Rouge

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Solar Power Comparison: Baton Rouge vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Baton Rouge

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge

Sunrise / Sunset in Baton Rouge

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 30, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:20 am
    • Sunset: 1:01 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Baton Rouge

Best Months for Solar in Baton Rouge

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Baton Rouge

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

However, Baton Rouge is in East Baton Rouge County and East Baton Rouge County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Baton Rouge

The Power of Solar in Baton Rouge, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Baton Rouge, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Baton Rouge

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Cost of Utilities in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Baton Rouge averaged 11.68 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2021, which was about 15% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.71¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Baton Rouge Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $13.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2021, which was approximately 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.21 per Mcf in April. [4]

Weather Forecast for Baton Rouge, LA [5]

Fri Jul 30
93°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 40%
Sat Jul 31
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sun Aug 1
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 63%
Mon Aug 2
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 94%
Tue Aug 3
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 56%
Wed Aug 4
82°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Baton Rouge

About Baton Rouge

The city of Baton Rouge, LA in East Baton Rouge County has an approximate population of 229,493. [6]

Baton Rouge Solar Power

Baton Rouge, LA Solar Energy

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

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