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Solar Energy in Bernalillo, NM

Solar Energy in Bernalillo

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Bernalillo with an average of 7.38 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bernalillo

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bernalillo

The total length of the day in Bernalillo, NM today (November 20, 2017) will be 10 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

Bernalillo, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bernalillo, NM

Solar Energy Data in Bernalillo, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bernalillo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Bernalillo

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

Bernalillo has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bernalillo that are always titled at the latitude of Bernalillo (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.56 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.56 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.5 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 Bernalillo

Solar Radiation Data in Bernalillo, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bernalillo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Bernalillo

Bernalillo, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bernalillo is May with an average of 7.38 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and July at 7.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bernalillo (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.15 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.33 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bernalillo

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bernalillo, NM, of 6.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 74% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% 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 Bernalillo 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 Bernalillo

Sunrise / Sunset in Bernalillo

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:47 pm
    • Sunset: 11:57 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Bernalillo

Best Months for Solar in Bernalillo

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (7.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bernalillo

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

However, Bernalillo is in Sandoval County and Sandoval County has at least 919 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bernalillo

The Power of Solar in Bernalillo, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bernalillo, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Bernalillo

Bernalillo (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7345.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bernalillo is May with an average of 697.8 kWhac, followed by April at 667.63 kWhac and July at 658.81 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bernalillo (New Mexico) are December with an average of 520.81 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 540.51 kWhac and February at 544.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bernalillo

Bernalillo Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bernalillo averaged 13.38 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Bernalillo

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Bernalillo Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $15.40 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 15% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bernalillo

Solar Energy Contractors in Bernalillo

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bernalillo

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bernalillo

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

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Weather Forecast for Bernalillo, NM [5]

Mon Nov 20
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 53°F
: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Nov 24
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Bernalillo

About Bernalillo

The town of Bernalillo, NM in Sandoval County has an approximate population of 8,320. [6]

Bernalillo Solar Power

Bernalillo, NM Solar Energy

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

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