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Solar Energy in Alamogordo, NM

Solar Energy in Alamogordo

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Alamogordo with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Alamogordo

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Alamogordo

The total length of the day in Alamogordo, NM today (July 25, 2017) will be 13 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

Alamogordo, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alamogordo, NM

Solar Energy Data in Alamogordo, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alamogordo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Alamogordo

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

Alamogordo has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alamogordo that are always titled at the latitude of Alamogordo (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.32 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Alamogordo

Solar Radiation Data in Alamogordo, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alamogordo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Alamogordo

Alamogordo, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Alamogordo is April with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 7.18 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Alamogordo (New Mexico) are January with an average of 5.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 5.48 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Alamogordo

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alamogordo, NM, of 6.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 75% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% 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 Alamogordo 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Alamogordo

Sunrise / Sunset in Alamogordo

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:13 am
    • Sunset: 8:07 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Alamogordo

Best Months for Solar in Alamogordo

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (8.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alamogordo

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

However, Alamogordo is in Otero County and Otero County has at least 142 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Alamogordo

The Power of Solar in Alamogordo, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alamogordo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Alamogordo

Alamogordo (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7286.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Alamogordo is March with an average of 678.69 kWhac, followed by April at 669.93 kWhac and May at 666.29 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Alamogordo (New Mexico) are November with an average of 536.42 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 539.47 kWhac and February at 540.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Alamogordo

Alamogordo Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Alamogordo averaged 12.63 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Alamogordo

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Alamogordo Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $8.85 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Alamogordo

Solar Energy Contractors in Alamogordo

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Alamogordo, NM.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Alamogordo

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Alamogordo, NM.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Alamogordo

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Alamogordo, NM.

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Weather Forecast for Alamogordo, NM [5]

Mon Jul 24
71°F
Few Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Jul 25
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 26
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Jul 27
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 1 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Jul 28
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 28%
Sat Jul 29
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Alamogordo

About Alamogordo

The city of Alamogordo, NM in Otero County has an approximate population of 30,403. [6]

Alamogordo Solar Power

Alamogordo, NM Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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