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Solar Energy in Espanola, NM

Solar Energy in Espanola

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Solar Panels in Espanola

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Espanola

The total length of the day in Espanola, NM today (September 24, 2020) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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Espanola, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Espanola, NM

Solar Energy Data in Espanola, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Espanola, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Espanola

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

Espanola has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Espanola that are always titled at the latitude of Espanola (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.36 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.35 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.28 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 Espanola

Solar Radiation Data in Espanola, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Espanola, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Espanola

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

Solar Power Levels in Espanola

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Espanola

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:54 pm
    • Sunset: 12:56 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Espanola

Best Months for Solar in Espanola

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Espanola

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

However, Espanola is in Rio Arriba County and Rio Arriba County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Espanola

The Power of Solar in Espanola, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Espanola, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Espanola

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Cost of Utilities in Espanola

Espanola Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Espanola averaged 13.48 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Espanola

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Espanola Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $10.23 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 33% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Espanola, NM [5]

Thu Sep 24
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Calm: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 25
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 26
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 27
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Sep 28
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 57%
Tue Sep 29
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 75°F
Calm: 1 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Espanola

About Espanola

The city of Espanola, NM in Rio Arriba County has an approximate population of 10,224. [6]

Espanola Solar Power

Espanola, NM Solar Energy

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

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