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Solar Energy in Des Moines, NM

Solar Energy in Des Moines

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Des Moines with an average of 6.95 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Des Moines

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Des Moines

The total length of the day in Des Moines, NM today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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Des Moines, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Des Moines, NM

Solar Energy Data in Des Moines, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Des Moines, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Des Moines

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

Des Moines has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Des Moines that are always titled at the latitude of Des Moines (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.22 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.24 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.86 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 Des Moines

Solar Radiation Data in Des Moines, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Des Moines.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Des Moines, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Des Moines

Des Moines, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Des Moines is April with an average of 6.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.86 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Des Moines (New Mexico) are December with an average of 4.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Des Moines vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Des Moines

The average monthly solar radiation level in Des Moines, NM, of 6.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 70% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 4% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Des Moines 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 Des Moines

Sunrise / Sunset in Des Moines

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:55 am
    • Sunset: 4:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:44
Solar Energy Statistics for Des Moines

Best Months for Solar in Des Moines

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.55 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Des Moines

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

Solar Power Output in Des Moines

The Power of Solar in Des Moines, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Des Moines, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Des Moines

Des Moines (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7143.47 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Des Moines is March with an average of 654.23 kWhac, followed by April at 649.58 kWhac and October at 629.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Des Moines (New Mexico) are December with an average of 480.74 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 531.72 kWhac and January at 572.68 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Des Moines

Des Moines Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Des Moines averaged 14.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Des Moines Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $18.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Des Moines, NM [5]

Wed Dec 8
53°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 58°F
High wind, near gale: 36 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Dec 9
51°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 69%
Fri Dec 10
45°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 45°F
High wind, near gale: 32 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 63%
Sat Dec 11
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 12
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 16%
Mon Dec 13
57°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Des Moines

About Des Moines

The village of Des Moines, NM in Union County has an approximate population of 143. [6]

Des Moines Solar Power

Des Moines, NM Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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