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Solar Energy in Opelousas, LA

Solar Energy in Opelousas

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Solar Panels in Opelousas

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Opelousas

The total length of the day in Opelousas, LA today (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Opelousas, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Opelousas, LA

Solar Energy Data in Opelousas, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

Based on historical Opelousas, 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 Opelousas. [1]

Opelousas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.62 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 Opelousas that are always titled at the latitude of Opelousas (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.08 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.62 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% 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 Opelousas

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

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

Solar Power Levels in Opelousas

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Opelousas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:33 am
    • Sunset: 12:39 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Opelousas

Best Months for Solar in Opelousas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Opelousas

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

However, Opelousas is in St. Landry County and St. Landry County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Opelousas

The Power of Solar in Opelousas, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Opelousas, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Opelousas

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Cost of Utilities in Opelousas

Opelousas Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Opelousas 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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Opelousas 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 Opelousas, LA [5]

Tue Apr 20
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 47%
Wed Apr 21
58°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 15%
Thu Apr 22
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Apr 23
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 24
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 25
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 93%

More about Opelousas

About Opelousas

The city of Opelousas, LA in St. Landry County has an approximate population of 16,634. [6]

Opelousas Solar Power

Opelousas, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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