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Solar Energy in Cottonport, LA

Solar Energy in Cottonport

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Solar Panels in Cottonport

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cottonport

The total length of the day in Cottonport, LA today (July 12, 2020) will be 13 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Cottonport, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cottonport, LA

Solar Energy Data in Cottonport, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

Based on historical Cottonport, 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 Cottonport. [1]

Cottonport has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.65 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 Cottonport that are always titled at the latitude of Cottonport (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 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 Cottonport

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

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

Solar Power Levels in Cottonport

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cottonport

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 12, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:14 am
    • Sunset: 1:13 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Cottonport

Best Months for Solar in Cottonport

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cottonport

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

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

Solar Power Output in Cottonport

The Power of Solar in Cottonport, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

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Cost of Utilities in Cottonport

Cottonport Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cottonport averaged 9.25 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Cottonport Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $12.80 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Cottonport, LA [5]

Sun Jul 12
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 79°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 57%
Mon Jul 13
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 95°F
Calm: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 23%
Tue Jul 14
87°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 61%
Wed Jul 15
88°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 28%
Thu Jul 16
85°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 94%
Fri Jul 17
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 91°F
Calm: 1 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Cottonport

About Cottonport

The town of Cottonport, LA in Avoyelles County has an approximate population of 2,006. [6]

Cottonport Solar Power

Cottonport, LA Solar Energy

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

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