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Solar Energy in Elephant Butte, NM

Solar Energy in Elephant Butte

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Solar Panels in Elephant Butte

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Elephant Butte

The total length of the day in Elephant Butte, NM today (April 21, 2021) will be 13 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Elephant Butte, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Elephant Butte, NM

Solar Energy Data in Elephant Butte, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Elephant Butte, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Elephant Butte

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

Elephant Butte has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Elephant Butte that are always titled at the latitude of Elephant Butte (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.7 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.75 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 Elephant Butte

Solar Radiation Data in Elephant Butte, NM

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elephant Butte, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Elephant Butte

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Solar Power Comparison: Elephant Butte vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Elephant Butte

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Elephant Butte 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 Elephant Butte

Sunrise / Sunset in Elephant Butte

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 21, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:30 pm
    • Sunset: 1:44 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Elephant Butte

Best Months for Solar in Elephant Butte

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (8.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Elephant Butte

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

However, Elephant Butte is in Sierra County and Sierra County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Elephant Butte

The Power of Solar in Elephant Butte, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Elephant Butte, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Elephant Butte

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Cost of Utilities in Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Elephant Butte averaged 12.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Elephant Butte Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $6.97 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Elephant Butte, NM [5]

Wed Apr 21
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 74°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Apr 22
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 74°F
Strong breeze: 27 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 3%
Fri Apr 23
64°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 28%
Sat Apr 24
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 81°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 25
80°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 6%
Cloud cover: 75%
Mon Apr 26
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 72°F
High wind, near gale: 33 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 90%

More about Elephant Butte

About Elephant Butte

The city of Elephant Butte, NM in Sierra County has an approximate population of 1,431. [6]

Elephant Butte Solar Power

Elephant Butte, NM Solar Energy

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

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