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Solar Energy in Richwood, LA

Solar Energy in Richwood

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Richwood with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Richwood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Richwood

The total length of the day in Richwood, LA today (January 25, 2022) will be 10 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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Richwood, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Richwood, LA

Solar Energy Data in Richwood, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Richwood, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richwood

Based on historical Richwood, 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 Richwood. [1]

Richwood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Richwood that are always titled at the latitude of Richwood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.08 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.41 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 Richwood

Solar Radiation Data in Richwood, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Richwood, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richwood

Richwood, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Richwood is August with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.87 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Richwood (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.15 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.27 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Richwood

The average monthly solar radiation level in Richwood, LA, of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 42% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Richwood vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Richwood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:06 am
    • Sunset: 5:34 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Richwood

Best Months for Solar in Richwood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Richwood

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Solar Power Output in Richwood

The Power of Solar in Richwood, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Richwood, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Richwood

Richwood (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5850.11 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Richwood is August with an average of 544.66 kWhac, followed by October at 532.5 kWhac and May at 520.45 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Richwood (Louisiana) are February with an average of 403.4 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 407.65 kWhac and January at 420.15 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Richwood

Richwood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Richwood averaged 11.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Richwood Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $18.63 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Richwood, LA [5]

Tue Jan 25
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 26
42°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 25%
Thu Jan 27
49°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 67%
Fri Jan 28
47°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 30
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Richwood

About Richwood

The town of Richwood, LA in Ouachita County has an approximate population of 3,392. [6]

Richwood Solar Power

Richwood, LA Solar Energy

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

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