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Solar Power in 87538 (Ilfeld, NM)

Solar Energy in 87538

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in 87538 with an average of 6.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 87538

Solar panels in 87538 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 87538

The total length of the day in 87538 (Ilfeld, NM) today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

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87538 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 87538 (Ilfeld, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 87538

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 87538.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 87538

Solar Radiation Data in 87538

Based on historical 87538 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 87538. [1]

The region associated with 87538 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 87538 that are always titled at the latitude of Ilfeld (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.35 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 87538

Solar Radiation Data in 87538

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 87538.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 87538

Solar Radiation Data in 87538

The region associated with 87538 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 87538 is March with an average of 6.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.79 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 87538 are December with an average of 5.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day and January at 5.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 87538 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 87538

The average monthly solar radiation level in 87538, of 6.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 69% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 4% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: 87538 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 87538 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 87538

Sunrise / Sunset in 87538

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:59 am
    • Sunset: 4:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:50
Solar Energy Statistics for 87538

Best Months for Solar in 87538

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 87538

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Solar Power Output in 87538

The Power of Solar in 87538

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 87538. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 87538. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 87538

Solar Radiation Data in 87538

87538 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7150.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 87538 is March with an average of 665.61 kWhac, followed by May at 641.13 kWhac and April at 639.05 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 87538 are July with an average of 534.32 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 554.86 kWhac and August at 568.9 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 87538 [5]

Wed Dec 8
47°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 47°F
Gale: 41 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 95%
Thu Dec 9
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Gale: 43 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Dec 10
39°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 40°F
High wind, near gale: 37 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sat Dec 11
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 42°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Dec 12
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Dec 13
51°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 76%

More about 87538

About 87538

The ZIP code 87538 is associated with the city of Ilfeld in San Miguel County in New Mexico.

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87538 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 87538, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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

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