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Solar Energy in Raton, NM

Solar Energy in Raton

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Solar Panels in Raton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Raton

The total length of the day in Raton, NM today (November 12, 2019) will be 10 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Raton, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Raton, NM

Solar Energy Data in Raton, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

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

Raton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Raton that are always titled at the latitude of Raton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.2 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.01 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 Raton

Solar Radiation Data in Raton, NM

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

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

Solar Power Levels in Raton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Raton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 12, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:33 pm
    • Sunset: 11:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:41 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Raton

Best Months for Solar in Raton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (6.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Raton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Raton

The Power of Solar in Raton, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

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Cost of Utilities in Raton

Raton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Raton averaged 13.00 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2019, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Raton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $11.38 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2019, which was approximately 39% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.58 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Raton

Solar Energy Contractors in Raton

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Raton, NM.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Raton

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Raton, NM.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Raton

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Raton, NM.

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Weather Forecast for Raton, NM [5]

Tue Nov 12
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 13
58°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 33%
Thu Nov 14
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 15
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 62°F
Calm: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 73%
Sat Nov 16
54°F
Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 56°F
: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Nov 17
39°F
Few Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about Raton

About Raton

The city of Raton, NM in Colfax County has an approximate population of 6,885. [6]

Raton Solar Power

Raton, NM Solar Energy

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

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