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Solar Power in 88061 (Silver City, NM)

Solar Energy in 88061

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 88061 with an average of 7.5 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 88061

Solar panels in 88061 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 88061

The total length of the day in 88061 (Silver City, NM) today (June 29, 2022) will be 14 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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88061 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 88061 (Silver City, NM)

Solar Energy Data for 88061

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 88061.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 88061

Solar Radiation Data in 88061

Based on historical 88061 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 88061. [1]

The region associated with 88061 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 88061 that are always titled at the latitude of Silver City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.81 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 88061

Solar Radiation Data in 88061

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 88061.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 88061

Solar Radiation Data in 88061

The region associated with 88061 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 88061 is April with an average of 7.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.27 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 88061 are July with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day and January at 6.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 88061 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 88061

The average monthly solar radiation level in 88061, of 6.66 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 1% 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: 88061 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 88061 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 88061

Sunrise / Sunset in 88061

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 29, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:08 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:17
Solar Energy Statistics for 88061

Best Months for Solar in 88061

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 88061

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 88061 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 88061

The Power of Solar in 88061

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 88061. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 88061. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 88061

Solar Radiation Data in 88061

88061 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7235.58 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 88061 is March with an average of 684.83 kWhac, followed by April at 671.76 kWhac and May at 651.44 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 88061 are July with an average of 520.4 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 560.65 kWhac and December at 573.08 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 88061 [5]

Wed Jun 29
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 47%
Thu Jun 30
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 62%
Fri Jul 1
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sat Jul 2
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 60%
Sun Jul 3
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 69%
Mon Jul 4
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about 88061

About 88061

The ZIP code 88061 is associated with the city of Silver City in Grant County in New Mexico.

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88061 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 88061, or for more solar-related resources for NM, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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