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Solar Power in New Mexico
Solar Energy Levels in New Mexico
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Solar Radiation in New Mexico
Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average New Mexico solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ New Mexico values listed here are based on the capital, Santa Fe.
Solar Installs in New Mexico
Solar Panel Installations in New Mexico
A look at solar installs in New Mexico. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in NM vs. the cumulative install total of rest of NM counties combined.
Breakdown of Solar Installs in New Mexico
There are currently at least 8,357 solar panel installations throughout the state of New Mexico right now. 
Top Five Solar Install Counties in New Mexico
Bernalillo County: 2,848 solar installs
Dona Ana County: 1,774 solar installs
Santa Fe County: 1,219 solar installs
Sandoval County: 919 solar installs
Doña Ana County: 272 solar installs
Everywhere Else: 1,325 solar installs
Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public.  Data for some states is thinner than others.
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Cost of Utilities in New Mexico
New Mexico Electricity Costs
Residential electricity prices in New Mexico averaged 12.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in December 2018, which was approximately 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in December. 
Solar Power Poll: New Mexico
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New Mexico Natural Gas Costs
Residential natural gas prices in New Mexico averaged $7.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2018, which was about 21% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.63 per Mcf in December. 
More about New Mexico
About New Mexico
New Mexico ranks 36th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,059,179.