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Solar Energy in Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Energy in Ponchatoula

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Ponchatoula with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ponchatoula

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ponchatoula

The total length of the day in Ponchatoula, LA today (September 26, 2022) will be 12 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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Ponchatoula, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Energy Data in Ponchatoula, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula

Based on historical Ponchatoula, 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 Ponchatoula. [1]

Ponchatoula has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ponchatoula that are always titled at the latitude of Ponchatoula (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.7 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.48 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 Ponchatoula

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ponchatoula is October with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ponchatoula (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.38 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ponchatoula

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ponchatoula, LA, of 5.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% 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: Ponchatoula vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ponchatoula

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:52 am
    • Sunset: 6:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:1
Solar Energy Statistics for Ponchatoula

Best Months for Solar in Ponchatoula

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.43 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ponchatoula

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Solar Power Output in Ponchatoula

The Power of Solar in Ponchatoula, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5676.48 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ponchatoula is October with an average of 522.45 kWhac, followed by May at 512.56 kWhac and April at 499.76 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ponchatoula (Louisiana) are December with an average of 412.19 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 425.93 kWhac and February at 444.41 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Electricity Costs

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Ponchatoula Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Ponchatoula, LA [5]

Mon Sep 26
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 62%
Tue Sep 27
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 28
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 29
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 30
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 1
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Ponchatoula

About Ponchatoula

The city of Ponchatoula, LA in Tangipahoa County has an approximate population of 6,559. [6]

Ponchatoula Solar Power

Ponchatoula, LA Solar Energy

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