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Solar Energy in New Orleans, LA

Solar Energy in New Orleans

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Solar Panels in New Orleans

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

Sunrise & Sunset in New Orleans

The total length of the day in New Orleans, LA today (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

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New Orleans, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in New Orleans, LA

Solar Energy Data in New Orleans, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

Based on historical New Orleans, 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 New Orleans. [1]

New Orleans has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in New Orleans that are always titled at the latitude of New Orleans (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.12 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.64 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.32 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 New Orleans

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans, LA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in New Orleans.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

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Solar Power Comparison: New Orleans vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in New Orleans

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New Orleans 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 New Orleans

Sunrise / Sunset in New Orleans

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:26 am
    • Sunset: 12:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:04
Solar Energy Statistics for New Orleans

Best Months for Solar in New Orleans

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in New Orleans

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

However, New Orleans is in Orleans County and Orleans County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in New Orleans

The Power of Solar in New Orleans, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for New Orleans, LA

Solar Radiation Data in New Orleans

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Cost of Utilities in New Orleans

New Orleans Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in New Orleans averaged 9.58 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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New Orleans Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $9.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for New Orleans, LA [5]

Tue Apr 20
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Apr 21
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 10%
Thu Apr 22
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 3%
Fri Apr 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 24
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sun Apr 25
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 46%

More about New Orleans

About New Orleans

The city of New Orleans, LA in Orleans County has an approximate population of 343,829. [6]

New Orleans Solar Power

New Orleans, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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