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Solar Energy in Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Energy in Ponchatoula

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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 (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 05 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]

* 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 Ponchatoula

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula, LA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ponchatoula, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ponchatoula

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

Solar Power Levels in Ponchatoula

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Solar Power: 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 April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:27 am
    • Sunset: 12:33 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Ponchatoula

Best Months for Solar in Ponchatoula

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Electricity Costs

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

Tue Apr 20
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 48%
Wed Apr 21
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 6%
Thu Apr 22
65°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 14%
Fri Apr 23
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 24
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sun Apr 25
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 42%

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.

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