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Solar Energy in Virden, NM

Solar Energy in Virden

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

Solar Panels in Virden

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Virden

The total length of the day in Virden, NM today (June 29, 2022) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Virden, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Virden, NM

Solar Energy Data in Virden, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Virden, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Virden

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

Virden has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Virden that are always titled at the latitude of Virden (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.74 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.78 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 Virden

Solar Radiation Data in Virden, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Virden, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Virden

Virden, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Virden is April with an average of 7.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.22 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Virden (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 6.15 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Virden

The average monthly solar radiation level in Virden, NM, of 6.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 72% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% 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: Virden vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Virden

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 29, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:11 am
    • Sunset: 8:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Virden

Best Months for Solar in Virden

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Virden

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Solar Power Output in Virden

The Power of Solar in Virden, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Virden, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Virden

Virden (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7472.87 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Virden is March with an average of 686.82 kWhac, followed by April at 683.99 kWhac and October at 673.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Virden (New Mexico) are July with an average of 570.3 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 581.85 kWhac and June at 585.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Virden

Virden Electricity Costs

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Virden Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Virden, NM [5]

Wed Jun 29
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 30
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
High wind, near gale: 31 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 6%
Fri Jul 1
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 94°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sat Jul 2
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 51%
Sun Jul 3
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 86%
Mon Jul 4
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 27%

More about Virden

About Virden

The village of Virden, NM in Hidalgo County has an approximate population of 152. [6]

Virden Solar Power

Virden, NM Solar Energy

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

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