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Solar Energy in Magdalena, NM

Solar Energy in Magdalena

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Magdalena with an average of 7.44 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Magdalena

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Magdalena

The total length of the day in Magdalena, NM today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Magdalena, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Magdalena, NM

Solar Energy Data in Magdalena, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Magdalena, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Magdalena

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

Magdalena has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 28% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Magdalena that are always titled at the latitude of Magdalena (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.52 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.65 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 Magdalena

Solar Radiation Data in Magdalena, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Magdalena, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Magdalena

Magdalena, 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 Magdalena is May with an average of 7.44 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.17 kWh/m2/day and April at 7.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Magdalena (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.29 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Magdalena

The average monthly solar radiation level in Magdalena, 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 Magdalena 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 Magdalena

Sunrise / Sunset in Magdalena

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:59 am
    • Sunset: 7:02 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Magdalena

Best Months for Solar in Magdalena

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (7.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (8.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Magdalena

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

However, Magdalena is in Socorro County and Socorro County has at least 45 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Magdalena

The Power of Solar in Magdalena, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Magdalena, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Magdalena

Magdalena (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7347.29 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Magdalena is May with an average of 703.2 kWhac, followed by April at 670.09 kWhac and July at 664.28 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Magdalena (New Mexico) are December with an average of 515.65 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 535.72 kWhac and February at 541.12 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Magdalena

Magdalena Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Magdalena averaged 13.41 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Magdalena

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Magdalena Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $12.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Magdalena

Solar Energy Contractors in Magdalena

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Magdalena

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Magdalena

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

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Weather Forecast for Magdalena, NM [5]

Sun Sep 24
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 26
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 60°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed Sep 27
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 55%
Thu Sep 28
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 67%
Fri Sep 29
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 1 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 31%

More about Magdalena

About Magdalena

The village of Magdalena, NM in Socorro County has an approximate population of 938. [6]

Magdalena Solar Power

Magdalena, NM Solar Energy

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

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