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Solar Power in 87048 (Corrales, NM)

Solar Energy in 87048

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 87048 with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 87048

Solar panels in 87048 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 87048

The total length of the day in 87048 (Corrales, NM) today (May 25, 2022) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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87048 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 87048 (Corrales, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 87048

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 87048.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 87048

Solar Radiation Data in 87048

Based on historical 87048 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 87048. [1]

The region associated with 87048 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 87048 that are always titled at the latitude of Corrales (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.59 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.53 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 87048

Solar Radiation Data in 87048

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 87048.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 87048

Solar Radiation Data in 87048

The region associated with 87048 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 87048 is April with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.95 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 87048 are December with an average of 5.44 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 87048 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 87048

The average monthly solar radiation level in 87048, of 6.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 66% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% 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: 87048 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 87048 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 87048

Sunrise / Sunset in 87048

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:55 am
    • Sunset: 8:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for 87048

Best Months for Solar in 87048

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 87048

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 87048 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 87048

The Power of Solar in 87048

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 87048. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 87048. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 87048

Solar Radiation Data in 87048

87048 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7282.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 87048 is April with an average of 660.87 kWhac, followed by May at 654.16 kWhac and March at 649.52 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 87048 are December with an average of 543.66 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 562.35 kWhac and November at 575.17 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 87048 [5]

Wed May 25
73°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 28%
Thu May 26
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri May 27
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 28
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sun May 29
81°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 90°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 27%
Mon May 30
81°F
Few Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 88°F
High wind, near gale: 32 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 13%

More about 87048

About 87048

The ZIP code 87048 is associated with the city of Corrales in Sandoval County in New Mexico.

87048 Solar Power

87048 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 87048, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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