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Solar Power in 87301 (Gallup, NM)

Solar Energy in 87301

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in 87301 with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 87301

Solar panels in 87301 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 87301

The total length of the day in 87301 (Gallup, NM) today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 87301 (Gallup, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 87301

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 87301.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 87301

Solar Radiation Data in 87301

Based on historical 87301 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 87301. [1]

The region associated with 87301 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 87301 that are always titled at the latitude of Gallup (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.43 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.47 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 87301

Solar Radiation Data in 87301

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 87301.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 87301

Solar Radiation Data in 87301

The region associated with 87301 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 87301 is May with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 7.05 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.9 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 87301 are December with an average of 5.19 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.54 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 87301 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 87301

The average monthly solar radiation level in 87301, of 6.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 62% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 4% 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: 87301 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 87301 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 87301

Sunrise / Sunset in 87301

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:37 am
    • Sunset: 7:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:13
Solar Energy Statistics for 87301

Best Months for Solar in 87301

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 87301

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 87301 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 87301

The Power of Solar in 87301

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 87301. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 87301. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 87301

Solar Radiation Data in 87301

87301 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7181.51 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 87301 is May with an average of 675.86 kWhac, followed by March at 663.85 kWhac and April at 645.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 87301 are December with an average of 521.97 kWhac, followed by July with an average of 545.67 kWhac and January at 554.41 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 87301 [5]

Thu Apr 18
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 19
69°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 71°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sat Apr 20
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sun Apr 21
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Apr 22
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Apr 23
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 87301

About 87301

The ZIP code 87301 is associated with the city of Gallup in McKinley County in New Mexico.

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87301 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 87301, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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