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Solar Power in 87511 (Alcalde, NM)

Solar Energy in 87511

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in 87511 with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 87511

Solar panels in 87511 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 87511

The total length of the day in 87511 (Alcalde, NM) today (May 25, 2022) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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87511 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 87511 (Alcalde, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 87511

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 87511.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 87511

Solar Radiation Data in 87511

Based on historical 87511 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 87511. [1]

The region associated with 87511 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.28 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 87511 that are always titled at the latitude of Alcalde (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.27 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.28 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.16 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 87511

Solar Radiation Data in 87511

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 87511.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 87511

Solar Radiation Data in 87511

The region associated with 87511 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 87511 is March with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.86 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 87511 are December with an average of 5.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 87511 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 87511

The average monthly solar radiation level in 87511, of 6.38 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 3% 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: 87511 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 87511 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 87511

Sunrise / Sunset in 87511

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for 87511

Best Months for Solar in 87511

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.57 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 87511

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 87511 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 87511

The Power of Solar in 87511

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 87511. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 87511. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 87511

Solar Radiation Data in 87511

87511 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7130.72 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 87511 is March with an average of 658.57 kWhac, followed by April at 637.77 kWhac and May at 634.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 87511 are December with an average of 524.48 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 559.54 kWhac and November at 566.98 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 87511 [5]

Wed May 25
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 6%
Thu May 26
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri May 27
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sat May 28
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 69%
Sun May 29
80°F
Few Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 86°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 14%
Mon May 30
80°F
Few Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 85°F
High wind, near gale: 32 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 20%

More about 87511

About 87511

The ZIP code 87511 is associated with the city of Alcalde in Rio Arriba County in New Mexico.

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87511 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 87511, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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