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Solar Energy in Carencro, LA

Solar Energy in Carencro

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Solar Panels in Carencro

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carencro

The total length of the day in Carencro, LA today (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Carencro, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carencro, LA

Solar Energy Data in Carencro, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

Based on historical Carencro, 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 Carencro. [1]

Carencro has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carencro that are always titled at the latitude of Carencro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.42 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 Carencro

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro, LA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

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

Solar Power Levels in Carencro

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Carencro 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 Carencro

Sunrise / Sunset in Carencro

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:34 am
    • Sunset: 12:39 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Carencro

Best Months for Solar in Carencro

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carencro

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

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

Solar Power Output in Carencro

The Power of Solar in Carencro, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

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Cost of Utilities in Carencro

Carencro Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carencro averaged 9.58 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Carencro Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $9.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Carencro, LA [5]

Tue Apr 20
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 17%
Wed Apr 21
58°F
Few Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 15%
Thu Apr 22
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Apr 23
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 24
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sun Apr 25
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Carencro

About Carencro

The city of Carencro, LA in Lafayette County has an approximate population of 7,526. [6]

Carencro Solar Power

Carencro, LA Solar Energy

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

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