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Solar Energy in Albuquerque, NM

Solar Energy in Albuquerque

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Solar Panels in Albuquerque

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Albuquerque

The total length of the day in Albuquerque, NM today (July 05, 2020) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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Albuquerque, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Albuquerque, NM

Solar Energy Data in Albuquerque, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Albuquerque, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Albuquerque

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

Albuquerque has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Albuquerque that are always titled at the latitude of Albuquerque (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.58 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Albuquerque

Solar Radiation Data in Albuquerque, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Albuquerque, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Albuquerque

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

Solar Power Levels in Albuquerque

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Albuquerque

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:58 am
    • Sunset: 2:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for Albuquerque

Best Months for Solar in Albuquerque

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.97 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Albuquerque

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Albuquerque, NM at this current time.

However, Albuquerque is in Bernalillo County and Bernalillo County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Albuquerque

The Power of Solar in Albuquerque, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Albuquerque, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Albuquerque

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Cost of Utilities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Albuquerque averaged 12.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Albuquerque

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Albuquerque Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $5.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 47% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Albuquerque, NM [5]

Sun Jul 5
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 6
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Calm: 1 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 15%
Wed Jul 8
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Jul 9
91°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 44%
Fri Jul 10
94°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 98°F
Calm: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 38%

More about Albuquerque

About Albuquerque

The city of Albuquerque, NM in Bernalillo County has an approximate population of 545,852. [6]

Albuquerque Solar Power

Albuquerque, NM Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Albuquerque, NM, or for more solar-related resources for Albuquerque, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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