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Solar Energy in Minden, LA

Solar Energy in Minden

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Minden with an average of 6.23 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Minden

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Minden

The total length of the day in Minden, LA today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Minden, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Minden, LA

Solar Energy Data in Minden, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Based on historical Minden, 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 Minden. [1]

Minden has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Minden that are always titled at the latitude of Minden (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.37 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 Minden

Solar Radiation Data in Minden, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Minden, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Minden is September with an average of 6.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Minden (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 4.62 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Minden

The average monthly solar radiation level in Minden, LA, of 5.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 43% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Minden vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Minden

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:12 am
    • Sunset: 5:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Minden

Best Months for Solar in Minden

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.41 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Minden

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Solar Power Output in Minden

The Power of Solar in Minden, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Minden, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Minden

Minden (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5688.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Minden is September with an average of 528.38 kWhac, followed by July at 512.86 kWhac and August at 511.6 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Minden (Louisiana) are December with an average of 386.93 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 393.08 kWhac and January at 444.23 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Minden

Minden Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Minden averaged 11.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Minden Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $18.63 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Minden, LA [5]

Mon Jan 24
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 73%
Tue Jan 25
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Jan 26
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Jan 27
51°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 85%
Fri Jan 28
38°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Minden

About Minden

The city of Minden, LA in Webster County has an approximate population of 13,082. [6]

Minden Solar Power

Minden, LA Solar Energy

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

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