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Solar Energy in Columbus, NM

Solar Energy in Columbus

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Solar Panels in Columbus

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Columbus

The total length of the day in Columbus, NM today (July 27, 2021) will be 13 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Columbus, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Columbus, NM

Solar Energy Data in Columbus, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Columbus, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Columbus

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

Columbus has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Columbus that are always titled at the latitude of Columbus (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.77 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.64 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 Columbus

Solar Radiation Data in Columbus, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Columbus, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Columbus

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbus

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Columbus

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 27, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:24 pm
    • Sunset: 2:09 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbus

Best Months for Solar in Columbus

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.04 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Columbus

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

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

Solar Power Output in Columbus

The Power of Solar in Columbus, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Columbus, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Columbus

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Cost of Utilities in Columbus

Columbus Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Columbus averaged 13.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2021, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.76¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Columbus

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Columbus Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $9.48 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2021, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.21 per Mcf in April. [4]

Weather Forecast for Columbus, NM [5]

Tue Jul 27
82°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 73°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 90%
Wed Jul 28
93°F
Few Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 95°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 13%
Thu Jul 29
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 77%
Fri Jul 30
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 46%
Sat Jul 31
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun Aug 1
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about Columbus

About Columbus

The village of Columbus, NM in Luna County has an approximate population of 1,664. [6]

Columbus Solar Power

Columbus, NM Solar Energy

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

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Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

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