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Solar Energy in Rio Rancho, NM

Solar Energy in Rio Rancho

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Solar Panels in Rio Rancho

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rio Rancho

The total length of the day in Rio Rancho, NM today (November 12, 2019) will be 10 hours and 23 minutes. [More]

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Rio Rancho, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rio Rancho, NM

Solar Energy Data in Rio Rancho, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rio Rancho, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Rancho

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

Rio Rancho has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rio Rancho that are always titled at the latitude of Rio Rancho (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.59 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.53 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 Rio Rancho

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Rancho, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Rio Rancho.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rio Rancho, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Rancho

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Solar Power Comparison: Rio Rancho vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Rio Rancho

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho

Sunrise / Sunset in Rio Rancho

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 12, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:39 pm
    • Sunset: 12:02 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:23
Solar Energy Statistics for Rio Rancho

Best Months for Solar in Rio Rancho

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rio Rancho

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

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

Solar Power Output in Rio Rancho

The Power of Solar in Rio Rancho, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rio Rancho, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Rancho

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Cost of Utilities in Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rio Rancho 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]

Solar Power Poll: Rio Rancho

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Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho

Solar Energy Contractors in Rio Rancho

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Rio Rancho

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Rio Rancho

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

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Weather Forecast for Rio Rancho, NM [5]

Tue Nov 12
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 13
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 14
51°F
Few Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 21%
Fri Nov 15
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sat Nov 16
53°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sun Nov 17
46°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 32%

More about Rio Rancho

About Rio Rancho

The city of Rio Rancho, NM in Sandoval County has an approximate population of 87,521. [6]

Rio Rancho Solar Power

Rio Rancho, NM Solar Energy

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

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