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Solar Energy in Roswell, NM

Solar Energy in Roswell

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Roswell with an average of 7.12 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Roswell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Roswell

The total length of the day in Roswell, NM today (December 08, 2021) will be 10 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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Roswell, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Roswell, NM

Solar Energy Data in Roswell, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Roswell, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Roswell

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

Roswell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Roswell that are always titled at the latitude of Roswell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.43 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.86 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 Roswell

Solar Radiation Data in Roswell, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Roswell, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Roswell

Roswell, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Roswell is April with an average of 7.12 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.94 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Roswell (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.45 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Roswell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Roswell, NM, of 6.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 73% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Roswell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:49 am
    • Sunset: 4:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:1
Solar Energy Statistics for Roswell

Best Months for Solar in Roswell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.77 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Roswell

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Solar Power Output in Roswell

The Power of Solar in Roswell, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Roswell, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Roswell

Roswell (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7153.51 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Roswell is March with an average of 664.41 kWhac, followed by April at 650.61 kWhac and May at 622.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Roswell (New Mexico) are December with an average of 539 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 565.68 kWhac and February at 566.91 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Roswell

Roswell Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Roswell averaged 14.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Roswell Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $18.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Roswell, NM [5]

Wed Dec 8
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 83%
Thu Dec 9
65°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 72°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 96%
Fri Dec 10
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 26 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 84%
Sat Dec 11
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sun Dec 12
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 13
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 19%

More about Roswell

About Roswell

The city of Roswell, NM in Chaves County has an approximate population of 48,366. [6]

Roswell Solar Power

Roswell, NM Solar Energy

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

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