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Solar Energy in Chama, NM

Solar Energy in Chama

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Chama with an average of 7.08 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chama

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chama

The total length of the day in Chama, NM today (February 19, 2019) will be 11 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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Chama, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chama, NM

Solar Energy Data in Chama, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chama, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Chama

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

Chama has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chama that are always titled at the latitude of Chama (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.75 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.61 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Chama

Solar Radiation Data in Chama, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chama, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Chama

Chama, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chama is April with an average of 7.08 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.76 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chama (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.18 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.55 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chama

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chama, NM, of 6.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 69% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 5% 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 Chama 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 Chama

Sunrise / Sunset in Chama

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:49 pm
    • Sunset: 12:50 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Chama

Best Months for Solar in Chama

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chama

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

However, Chama is in Rio Arriba County and Rio Arriba County has at least 59 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Chama

The Power of Solar in Chama, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chama, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Chama

Chama (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7319.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chama is April with an average of 677.79 kWhac, followed by March at 660.15 kWhac and May at 654.37 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chama (New Mexico) are December with an average of 537.31 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 547.94 kWhac and February at 549.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chama

Chama Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chama averaged 12.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Chama Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $10.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 13% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Chama

Solar Energy Contractors in Chama

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Chama

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Chama

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

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Weather Forecast for Chama, NM [5]

Tue Feb 19
13°F
Snow
Min: 3°F
Max: 13°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed Feb 20
10°F
Light Snow
Min: -7°F
Max: 16°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Feb 21
15°F
Heavy Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 19°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 80%
Fri Feb 22
25°F
Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 25°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Feb 23
17°F
Snow
Min: 12°F
Max: 17°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 47%
Sun Feb 24
16°F
Snow
Min: 11°F
Max: 16°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about Chama

About Chama

The village of Chama, NM in Rio Arriba County has an approximate population of 1,022. [6]

Chama Solar Power

Chama, NM Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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