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Solar Energy in Ruidoso Downs, NM

Solar Energy in Ruidoso Downs

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Solar Panels in Ruidoso Downs

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ruidoso Downs

The total length of the day in Ruidoso Downs, NM today (July 05, 2020) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Ruidoso Downs, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ruidoso Downs, NM

Solar Energy Data in Ruidoso Downs, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ruidoso Downs, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Ruidoso Downs

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

Ruidoso Downs has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ruidoso Downs that are always titled at the latitude of Ruidoso Downs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.98 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 Ruidoso Downs

Solar Radiation Data in Ruidoso Downs, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Ruidoso Downs.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ruidoso Downs, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Ruidoso Downs

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Solar Power Comparison: Ruidoso Downs vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Ruidoso Downs

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Ruidoso Downs 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 Ruidoso Downs

Sunrise / Sunset in Ruidoso Downs

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:59 am
    • Sunset: 2:15 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Ruidoso Downs

Best Months for Solar in Ruidoso Downs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (8.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (7.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ruidoso Downs

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

However, Ruidoso Downs is in Lincoln County and Lincoln County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Ruidoso Downs

The Power of Solar in Ruidoso Downs, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ruidoso Downs, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Ruidoso Downs

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Cost of Utilities in Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Downs Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ruidoso Downs averaged 12.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Ruidoso Downs Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $5.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 47% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Ruidoso Downs, NM [5]

Sun Jul 5
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jul 6
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Jul 8
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 9
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Calm: 2 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 6%
Fri Jul 10
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Ruidoso Downs

About Ruidoso Downs

The city of Ruidoso Downs, NM in Lincoln County has an approximate population of 2,815. [6]

Ruidoso Downs Solar Power

Ruidoso Downs, NM Solar Energy

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

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