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Solar Energy in Lake Charles, LA

Solar Energy in Lake Charles

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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 (May 18, 2021) will be 13 hours and 45 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 4.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.1 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 4.96 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.53 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.1 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Lake Charles

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Solar Power: 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 May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:16 am
    • Sunset: 1:02 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Lake Charles

Best Months for Solar in Lake Charles

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lake Charles

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

However, Lake Charles is in Calcasieu County and Calcasieu County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in Lake Charles

Lake Charles Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lake Charles averaged 10.00 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Lake Charles

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Lake Charles Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $9.03 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Lake Charles, LA [5]

Tue May 18
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 19
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 81°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 80%
Thu May 20
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 82%
Fri May 21
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sat May 22
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 41%
Sun May 23
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 4%

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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