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Solar Energy in New Orleans, LA

Solar Energy in New Orleans

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in New Orleans with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (June 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 4 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]

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

New Orleans, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in New Orleans is October with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in New Orleans (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.78 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in New Orleans

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Orleans, LA, of 5.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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: New Orleans 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 June 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:01 am
    • Sunset: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:4
Solar Energy Statistics for New Orleans

Best Months for Solar in New Orleans

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

New Orleans (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5965.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in New Orleans is October with an average of 560.31 kWhac, followed by April at 538.84 kWhac and March at 529.35 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in New Orleans (Louisiana) are December with an average of 442.95 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 453.11 kWhac and June at 466.4 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in New Orleans

New Orleans Electricity Costs

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New Orleans Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for New Orleans, LA [5]

Mon Jun 27
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Jun 28
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 71%
Wed Jun 29
88°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 79°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 62%
Thu Jun 30
93°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 50%
Fri Jul 1
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Jul 2
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 73%

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.

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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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