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Solar Energy in Las Cruces, NM

Solar Energy in Las Cruces

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Solar Panels in Las Cruces

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Las Cruces

The total length of the day in Las Cruces, NM today (May 18, 2021) will be 13 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Las Cruces, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Las Cruces, NM

Solar Energy Data in Las Cruces, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Las Cruces, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Las Cruces

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

Las Cruces has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Las Cruces that are always titled at the latitude of Las Cruces (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.57 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 Las Cruces

Solar Radiation Data in Las Cruces, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Las Cruces.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Las Cruces, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Las Cruces

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Solar Power Comparison: Las Cruces vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Las Cruces

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces

Sunrise / Sunset in Las Cruces

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:06 pm
    • Sunset: 2:00 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Las Cruces

Best Months for Solar in Las Cruces

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Las Cruces

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

However, Las Cruces is in Doña Ana County and Doña Ana County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Las Cruces

The Power of Solar in Las Cruces, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Las Cruces, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Las Cruces

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Cost of Utilities in Las Cruces

Las Cruces Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Las Cruces averaged 12.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Las Cruces Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $6.90 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Las Cruces, NM [5]

Tue May 18
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 81°F
Strong breeze: 29 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 4%
Wed May 19
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 5%
Thu May 20
83°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 44%
Fri May 21
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sat May 22
85°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun May 23
82°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 78%

More about Las Cruces

About Las Cruces

The city of Las Cruces, NM in Doña Ana County has an approximate population of 97,618. [6]

Las Cruces Solar Power

Las Cruces, NM Solar Energy

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

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