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Solar Energy in Morgan City, LA

Solar Energy in Morgan City

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Morgan City with an average of 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Morgan City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Morgan City

The total length of the day in Morgan City, LA today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

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Morgan City, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Morgan City, LA

Solar Energy Data in Morgan City, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Morgan City, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Morgan City

Based on historical Morgan City, 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 Morgan City. [1]

Morgan City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Morgan City that are always titled at the latitude of Morgan City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.55 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 Morgan City

Solar Radiation Data in Morgan City, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Morgan City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Morgan City, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Morgan City

Morgan City, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Morgan City is October with an average of 6.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.95 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Morgan City (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 4.84 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Morgan City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Morgan City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Morgan City, LA, of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 44% 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: Morgan City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Morgan City 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 Morgan City

Sunrise / Sunset in Morgan City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:58 am
    • Sunset: 5:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Morgan City

Best Months for Solar in Morgan City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.54 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Morgan City

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

Solar Power Output in Morgan City

The Power of Solar in Morgan City, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Morgan City, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Morgan City

Morgan City (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6008.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Morgan City is October with an average of 596.99 kWhac, followed by April at 550.54 kWhac and March at 529.42 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Morgan City (Louisiana) are February with an average of 430.89 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 458.6 kWhac and July at 463.87 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Morgan City

Morgan City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Morgan City 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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Morgan City 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 Morgan City, LA [5]

Mon Jan 24
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jan 25
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
52°F
Few Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 24%
Thu Jan 27
55°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Jan 29
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Morgan City

About Morgan City

The city of Morgan City, LA in St. Mary County has an approximate population of 12,404. [6]

Morgan City Solar Power

Morgan City, LA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Morgan City, LA, or for more solar-related resources for Morgan City, 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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