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Solar Energy in Silver City, NM

Solar Energy in Silver City

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Silver City with an average of 7.5 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Silver City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Silver City

The total length of the day in Silver City, NM today (November 26, 2022) will be 10 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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Silver City, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Silver City, NM

Solar Energy Data in Silver City, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Silver City, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Silver City

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

Silver City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Silver City that are always titled at the latitude of Silver City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 Silver City

Solar Radiation Data in Silver City, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Silver City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Silver City, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Silver City

Silver City, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Silver City is April with an average of 7.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.27 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Silver City (New Mexico) are July with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day and January at 6.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Silver City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Silver City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Silver City, NM, of 6.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 69% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% greater than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

Solar Power: Silver City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Silver City 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 Silver City

Sunrise / Sunset in Silver City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:53 am
    • Sunset: 5:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Silver City

Best Months for Solar in Silver City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Silver City

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Solar Power Output in Silver City

The Power of Solar in Silver City, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Silver City, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Silver City

Silver City (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7235.58 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Silver City is March with an average of 684.83 kWhac, followed by April at 671.76 kWhac and May at 651.44 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Silver City (New Mexico) are July with an average of 520.4 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 560.65 kWhac and December at 573.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Silver City

Silver City Electricity Costs

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Silver City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Silver City, NM [5]

Sat Nov 26
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 27
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 28
49°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Nov 29
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 48°F
High wind, near gale: 34 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 30
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 1
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Silver City

About Silver City

The town of Silver City, NM in Grant County has an approximate population of 10,315. [6]

Silver City Solar Power

Silver City, NM Solar Energy

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

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