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Solar Power in 88042 (Hillsboro, NM)

Solar Energy in 88042

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 88042 with an average of 7.41 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 88042

Solar panels in 88042 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 88042

The total length of the day in 88042 (Hillsboro, NM) today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 7 minutes. [More]

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88042 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 88042 (Hillsboro, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 88042

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 88042.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 88042

Solar Radiation Data in 88042

Based on historical 88042 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 88042. [1]

The region associated with 88042 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 88042 that are always titled at the latitude of Hillsboro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.36 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.45 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.32 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 88042

Solar Radiation Data in 88042

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 88042.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 88042

Solar Radiation Data in 88042

The region associated with 88042 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 88042 is April with an average of 7.41 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.34 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 88042 are July with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by August with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day and December at 6.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 88042 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 88042

The average monthly solar radiation level in 88042, of 6.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 69% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 0% 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: 88042 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 88042 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 88042

Sunrise / Sunset in 88042

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:36 am
    • Sunset: 7:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:7
Solar Energy Statistics for 88042

Best Months for Solar in 88042

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (7.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 88042

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 88042 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 88042

The Power of Solar in 88042

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 88042. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 88042. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 88042

Solar Radiation Data in 88042

88042 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7328.03 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 88042 is March with an average of 694.22 kWhac, followed by April at 673.63 kWhac and May at 657.71 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 88042 are July with an average of 528.99 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 541.96 kWhac and June at 565.39 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 88042 [5]

Thu Apr 18
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 40%
Fri Apr 19
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 8%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Apr 20
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sun Apr 21
68°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 35%
Mon Apr 22
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 55%
Tue Apr 23
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 88042

About 88042

The ZIP code 88042 is associated with the city of Hillsboro in Sierra County in New Mexico.

88042 Solar Power

88042 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 88042, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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