Louisiana Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information
Quick Green Energy Summary for Louisiana
State Sunlight Rank: 18/50
Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2600 hours
Clear Days: 101 days per year
Summer Peak Sun Hours: 5.71 hours per day
Winter Peak Sun Hours: 3.63 hours per day
Average Peak Sun Hours : 4.92 hours per day
State Wind Rank : 36/50
Average Annual Wind Speed: 0.04 miles per hour
More Information on Louisiana Green Energy
Beautiful Louisiana, home to some of the most vibrant cities in the country, a true melting pot, and melt it does with very consistent average peak sun hours per year. Location in the gulf in the South of our country, Louisiana ranks in the top 20 for solar insolation in the country.
Shreveport being in the North side of the state gets a little higher average peak sun hours than the cities to the South like Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Which seams inverse to what one may guess, but being along the coast can lead to a few extra cloudy days a year due to coastal winds and storms compared to the more land locked areas to the North.
With all the natural beauty, progressive minds, and high peak sun hours in this state, Louisiana has a lot of potential for becoming a leader in solar power. The government and private companies here need to get their acts together and work towards a clean future for this wonderful state.
When pricing and calculating how solar panels will work for your home or business it is best to use a conservative sunlight hour estimate. A lot of variables factor into accurate estimates and not every hour of sunlight is equal. For example, the tilt of the solar panels, sporadic cloud coverage, time of year, angle of the sun are just a few factors of many that can cause a variety in daily output.
A yearly average specifically looking at peak daily sunlight hours will help eliminate the fluctuation in numbers.
Using a fixed solar panel Louisiana receives an average of 4.92 peak sun hours. These are the best hours of solar insolation.