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Solar Energy in Lake Charles, LA

Solar Energy in Lake Charles

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Lake Charles with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lake Charles

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lake Charles

The total length of the day in Lake Charles, LA today (April 21, 2024) will be 13 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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Lake Charles, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lake Charles, LA

Solar Energy Data in Lake Charles, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lake Charles, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Charles

Based on historical Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles. [1]

Lake Charles has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lake Charles that are always titled at the latitude of Lake Charles (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.25 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 Lake Charles

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Charles, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Lake Charles.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lake Charles, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Lake Charles is October with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.59 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lake Charles (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.17 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Lake Charles vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Lake Charles

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lake Charles, LA, of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% 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: Lake Charles vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles

Sunrise / Sunset in Lake Charles

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 21, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:37 am
    • Sunset: 7:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:8
Solar Energy Statistics for Lake Charles

Best Months for Solar in Lake Charles

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (4.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lake Charles

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Solar Power Output in Lake Charles

The Power of Solar in Lake Charles, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lake Charles, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Charles

Lake Charles (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5787.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lake Charles is October with an average of 529.52 kWhac, followed by May at 512.27 kWhac and March at 511.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lake Charles (Louisiana) are December with an average of 407.93 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 429.15 kWhac and January at 452.59 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lake Charles

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Lake Charles Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Lake Charles, LA [5]

Sun Apr 21
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 97%
Mon Apr 22
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 85%
Tue Apr 23
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Apr 24
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 27%
Thu Apr 25
83°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 84%
Fri Apr 26
82°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Lake Charles

About Lake Charles

The city of Lake Charles, LA in Calcasieu County has an approximate population of 71,993. [6]

Lake Charles Solar Power

Lake Charles, LA Solar Energy

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

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