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Solar Energy in Questa, NM

Solar Energy in Questa

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

Solar Panels in Questa

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Questa

The total length of the day in Questa, NM today (November 20, 2017) will be 10 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Questa, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Questa, NM

Solar Energy Data in Questa, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Questa, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Questa

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

Questa has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 28% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Questa that are always titled at the latitude of Questa (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.18 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 Questa

Solar Radiation Data in Questa, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Questa, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Questa

Questa, 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 Questa is April with an average of 7.08 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.77 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Questa (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.18 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.54 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Questa

The average monthly solar radiation level in Questa, 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 Questa 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 Questa

Sunrise / Sunset in Questa

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:46 pm
    • Sunset: 11:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Questa

Best Months for Solar in Questa

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Questa

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

However, Questa is in Taos County and Taos County has at least 135 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Questa

The Power of Solar in Questa, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Questa, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Questa

Questa (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7319.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Questa is April with an average of 678.19 kWhac, followed by March at 660.03 kWhac and May at 655.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Questa (New Mexico) are December with an average of 536.41 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 547.18 kWhac and February at 549.23 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Questa

Questa Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Questa 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: Questa

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Questa 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 Questa

Solar Energy Contractors in Questa

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Questa

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Questa

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

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Weather Forecast for Questa, NM [5]

Mon Nov 20
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 47°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 1 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
48°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 30%
Fri Nov 24
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Nov 25
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Questa

About Questa

The village of Questa, NM in Taos County has an approximate population of 1,770. [6]

Questa Solar Power

Questa, NM Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Questa, NM, or for more solar-related resources for Questa, 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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