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Solar Energy in Fort Sumner, NM

Solar Energy in Fort Sumner

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Fort Sumner with an average of 6.98 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fort Sumner

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fort Sumner

The total length of the day in Fort Sumner, NM today (February 18, 2019) will be 11 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Fort Sumner, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fort Sumner, NM

Solar Energy Data in Fort Sumner, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fort Sumner, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Sumner

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

Fort Sumner has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.54 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fort Sumner that are always titled at the latitude of Fort Sumner (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.44 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.54 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.01 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 Fort Sumner

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Sumner, NM

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fort Sumner.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fort Sumner, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fort Sumner is June with an average of 6.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.69 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fort Sumner (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Fort Sumner vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fort Sumner

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fort Sumner, NM, of 6.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 63% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 8% 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 Fort Sumner 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 Fort Sumner

Sunrise / Sunset in Fort Sumner

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 18, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:38 am
    • Sunset: 5:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Fort Sumner

Best Months for Solar in Fort Sumner

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fort Sumner

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

However, Fort Sumner is in De Baca County and De Baca County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fort Sumner

The Power of Solar in Fort Sumner, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fort Sumner, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6916.21 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fort Sumner is April with an average of 628.71 kWhac, followed by June at 626.38 kWhac and May at 624.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fort Sumner (New Mexico) are February with an average of 505.76 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 509.3 kWhac and December at 511.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fort Sumner 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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Fort Sumner 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 Fort Sumner

Solar Energy Contractors in Fort Sumner

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Fort Sumner

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fort Sumner

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

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Weather Forecast for Fort Sumner, NM [5]

Mon Feb 18
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 49°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Feb 19
34°F
Light Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 38°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Feb 20
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 40°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 21
34°F
Light Rain
Min: 11°F
Max: 41°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Fri Feb 22
46°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 46°F
Gale: 19 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 34°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Fort Sumner

About Fort Sumner

The village of Fort Sumner, NM in De Baca County has an approximate population of 1,031. [6]

Fort Sumner Solar Power

Fort Sumner, NM Solar Energy

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

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