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Solar Power in 88001 (Las Cruces, NM)

Solar Energy in 88001

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 88001 with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 88001

Solar panels in 88001 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 88001

The total length of the day in 88001 (Las Cruces, NM) today (November 29, 2023) will be 10 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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88001 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 88001 (Las Cruces, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 88001

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 88001.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 88001

Solar Radiation Data in 88001

Based on historical 88001 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 88001. [1]

The region associated with 88001 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 88001 that are always titled at the latitude of Las Cruces (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.57 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 88001

Solar Radiation Data in 88001

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 88001.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 88001

Solar Radiation Data in 88001

The region associated with 88001 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 88001 is April with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.28 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 88001 are December with an average of 5.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 6.3 kWh/m2/day and January at 6.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 88001 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 88001

The average monthly solar radiation level in 88001, of 6.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 72% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% greater 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: 88001 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 88001 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 88001

Sunrise / Sunset in 88001

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 29, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:48 am
    • Sunset: 5:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:14
Solar Energy Statistics for 88001

Best Months for Solar in 88001

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 88001

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 88001 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 88001

The Power of Solar in 88001

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 88001. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 88001. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 88001

Solar Radiation Data in 88001

88001 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7435.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 88001 is March with an average of 690.47 kWhac, followed by April at 674.43 kWhac and May at 653.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 88001 are July with an average of 563.52 kWhac, followed by June with an average of 575.73 kWhac and December at 583.42 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 88001 [5]

Wed Nov 29
51°F
Few Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 19%
Thu Nov 30
54°F
Few Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 57°F
Strong breeze: 26 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 11%
Fri Dec 1
54°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Dec 2
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 44%
Sun Dec 3
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 4
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about 88001

About 88001

The ZIP code 88001 is associated with the city of Las Cruces in County in New Mexico.

88001 Solar Power

88001 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 88001, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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