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Solar Energy in Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Energy in Ridgecrest

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgecrest with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ridgecrest

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgecrest

The total length of the day in Ridgecrest, LA today (May 23, 2022) will be 13 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Ridgecrest, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Energy Data in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Based on historical Ridgecrest, 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 Ridgecrest. [1]

Ridgecrest has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgecrest that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgecrest (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.17 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% 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 Ridgecrest

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgecrest is September with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6 kWh/m2/day and October at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ridgecrest (Louisiana) are December with an average of 4.14 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.53 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgecrest

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgecrest, LA, of 5.39 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 18% 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: Ridgecrest vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgecrest

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:04 am
    • Sunset: 8:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgecrest

Best Months for Solar in Ridgecrest

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgecrest

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Solar Power Output in Ridgecrest

The Power of Solar in Ridgecrest, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgecrest, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5833.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgecrest is October with an average of 525.96 kWhac, followed by August at 525.53 kWhac and September at 524.96 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgecrest (Louisiana) are December with an average of 405.61 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 417.85 kWhac and January at 433.43 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgecrest

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Ridgecrest Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Ridgecrest, LA [5]

Mon May 23
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
84°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed May 25
81°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 81%
Thu May 26
81°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 67%
Fri May 27
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 28
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Ridgecrest

About Ridgecrest

The town of Ridgecrest, LA in Concordia County has an approximate population of 694. [6]

Ridgecrest Solar Power

Ridgecrest, LA Solar Energy

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

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