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Solar Power in 88002 (White Sands Missile Range, NM)

Solar Energy in 88002

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 88002 with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 88002

Solar panels in 88002 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 88002

The total length of the day in 88002 (White Sands Missile Range, NM) today (June 26, 2022) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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88002 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 88002 (White Sands Missile Range, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 88002

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 88002.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 88002

Solar Radiation Data in 88002

Based on historical 88002 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 88002. [1]

The region associated with 88002 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 88002 that are always titled at the latitude of White Sands Missile Range (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.88 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 88002

Solar Radiation Data in 88002

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 88002.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 88002

Solar Radiation Data in 88002

The region associated with 88002 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.54 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 88002 is April with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.01 kWh/m2/day and March at 7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 88002 are December with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 6.09 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 88002 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 88002

The average monthly solar radiation level in 88002, of 6.54 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 66% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% 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: 88002 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 88002 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 88002

Sunrise / Sunset in 88002

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:00 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for 88002

Best Months for Solar in 88002

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (7.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 88002

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 88002 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 88002

The Power of Solar in 88002

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 88002. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 88002. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 88002

Solar Radiation Data in 88002

88002 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7225.41 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 88002 is March with an average of 669.61 kWhac, followed by April at 667.99 kWhac and May at 649.27 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 88002 are July with an average of 558.02 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 561.33 kWhac and September at 563.73 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 88002 [5]

Sun Jun 26
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 96%
Mon Jun 27
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 9%
Tue Jun 28
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 68%
Wed Jun 29
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jun 30
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Jul 1
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 27%

More about 88002

About 88002

The ZIP code 88002 is associated with the city of White Sands Missile Range in County in New Mexico.

88002 Solar Power

88002 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 88002, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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