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Solar Power in 87712 (Buena Vista, NM)

Solar Energy in 87712

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 87712 with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 87712

Solar panels in 87712 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 87712

The total length of the day in 87712 (Buena Vista, NM) today (July 15, 2024) will be 14 hours and 23 minutes. [More]

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87712 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 87712 (Buena Vista, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 87712

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 87712.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 87712

Solar Radiation Data in 87712

Based on historical 87712 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 87712. [1]

The region associated with 87712 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.11 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 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 87712 that are always titled at the latitude of Buena Vista (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.12 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.11 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7 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 87712

Solar Radiation Data in 87712

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 87712.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 87712

Solar Radiation Data in 87712

The region associated with 87712 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 87712 is April with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.74 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 87712 are July with an average of 5.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 5.53 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 87712 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 87712

The average monthly solar radiation level in 87712, of 6.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 58% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 6% 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: 87712 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 87712 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 87712

Sunrise / Sunset in 87712

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:55 am
    • Sunset: 8:18 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:23
Solar Energy Statistics for 87712

Best Months for Solar in 87712

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 87712

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 87712 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 87712

The Power of Solar in 87712

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 87712. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 87712. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 87712

Solar Radiation Data in 87712

87712 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6920.57 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 87712 is March with an average of 648.54 kWhac, followed by April at 633.5 kWhac and May at 619.06 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 87712 are July with an average of 503.91 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 513.24 kWhac and June at 534.36 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 87712 [5]

Mon Jul 15
86°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 76%
Tue Jul 16
88°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 67%
Wed Jul 17
79°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 39%
Thu Jul 18
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 79°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 41%
Fri Jul 19
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Jul 20
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 44%

More about 87712

About 87712

The ZIP code 87712 is associated with the city of Buena Vista in Mora County in New Mexico.

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87712 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 87712, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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