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Solar Energy in Laurel, MS

Solar Energy in Laurel

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Laurel with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Laurel

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Laurel

The total length of the day in Laurel, MS today (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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Laurel, MS Solar Energy

Solar Power in Laurel, MS

Solar Energy Data in Laurel, MS

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Based on historical Laurel, MS data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Laurel. [1]

Laurel has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 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 Laurel that are always titled at the latitude of Laurel (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.64 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 Laurel

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel, MS

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Laurel, MS has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Laurel is October with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Laurel (Mississippi) are December with an average of 4.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Laurel

The average monthly solar radiation level in Laurel, MS, of 5.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% 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: Laurel vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Laurel

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:1
Solar Energy Statistics for Laurel

Best Months for Solar in Laurel

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Laurel

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Solar Power Output in Laurel

The Power of Solar in Laurel, MS

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Laurel, MS

Solar Radiation Data in Laurel

Laurel (MS) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5812.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Laurel is October with an average of 538.73 kWhac, followed by May at 516.7 kWhac and August at 510.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Laurel (Mississippi) are December with an average of 428.56 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 431.05 kWhac and January at 439.66 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Laurel

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Laurel Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Laurel, MS [5]

Fri May 27
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 28
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun May 29
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon May 30
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 31
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 3%
Wed Jun 1
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Laurel

About Laurel

The city of Laurel, MS in Jones County has an approximate population of 18,540. [6]

Laurel Solar Power

Laurel, MS Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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