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Solar Energy in Raton, NM

Solar Energy in Raton

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

Solar Panels in Raton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Raton

The total length of the day in Raton, NM today (December 12, 2018) will be 09 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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Raton, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Raton, NM

Solar Energy Data in Raton, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

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

Raton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Raton that are always titled at the latitude of Raton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.2 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% 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 Raton

Solar Radiation Data in Raton, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

Raton, 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 Raton 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 Raton (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.19 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: Raton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Raton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Raton, 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 Raton 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 Raton

Sunrise / Sunset in Raton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:01 am
    • Sunset: 5:41 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Raton

Best Months for Solar in Raton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Raton

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

However, Raton is in Colfax County and Colfax County has at least 24 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Raton

The Power of Solar in Raton, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Raton, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Raton

Raton (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 Raton 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 Raton (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 Raton

Raton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Raton averaged 13.10 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Raton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $13.45 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Raton

Solar Energy Contractors in Raton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Raton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Raton

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

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Weather Forecast for Raton, NM [5]

Wed Dec 12
78°F
Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 78°F
: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 13
29°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 8°F
Max: 32°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 14
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 7°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 15
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 16
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 30%

More about Raton

About Raton

The city of Raton, NM in Colfax County has an approximate population of 6,885. [6]

Raton Solar Power

Raton, NM Solar Energy

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

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