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Solar Energy in Franklin, LA

Solar Energy in Franklin

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin with an average of 6.16 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Franklin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Franklin

The total length of the day in Franklin, LA today (May 23, 2022) will be 13 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

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Franklin, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Franklin, LA

Solar Energy Data in Franklin, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Based on historical Franklin, 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 Franklin. [1]

Franklin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Franklin that are always titled at the latitude of Franklin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.27 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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 Franklin

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.34 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin is October with an average of 6.16 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Franklin (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.79 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Franklin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Franklin, LA, of 5.34 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 36% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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: Franklin vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Franklin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:08 am
    • Sunset: 7:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Franklin

Best Months for Solar in Franklin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (6.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.53 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Franklin

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Solar Power Output in Franklin

The Power of Solar in Franklin, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Franklin, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5927.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Franklin is October with an average of 581.52 kWhac, followed by March at 537.82 kWhac and April at 528.41 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Franklin (Louisiana) are December with an average of 431.43 kWhac, followed by June with an average of 452.02 kWhac and February at 462.64 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Franklin

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Weather Forecast for Franklin, LA [5]

Mon May 23
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 75%
Tue May 24
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed May 25
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu May 26
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 44%
Fri May 27
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 28
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Franklin

About Franklin

The city of Franklin, LA in St. Mary County has an approximate population of 7,660. [6]

Franklin Solar Power

Franklin, LA Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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