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Solar Energy in Taos, NM

Solar Energy in Taos

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Taos with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Taos

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Taos

The total length of the day in Taos, NM today (November 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

Taos, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Taos, NM

Solar Energy Data in Taos, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Taos, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Taos

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

Taos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 28% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Taos that are always titled at the latitude of Taos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.32 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.31 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.36 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 Taos

Solar Radiation Data in Taos, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Taos, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Taos

Taos, 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 Taos is April with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.79 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Taos (New Mexico) are December with an average of 5.16 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.53 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Taos

The average monthly solar radiation level in Taos, 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 Taos 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 Taos

Sunrise / Sunset in Taos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:48 pm
    • Sunset: 11:49 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Taos

Best Months for Solar in Taos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.76 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Taos

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

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

Solar Power Output in Taos

The Power of Solar in Taos, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Taos, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Taos

Taos (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7319.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Taos is April with an average of 678.78 kWhac, followed by March at 659.84 kWhac and May at 656.42 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Taos (New Mexico) are December with an average of 535.05 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 546.04 kWhac and February at 548.43 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Taos

Taos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Taos 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: Taos

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Taos 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 Taos

Solar Energy Contractors in Taos

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Taos

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Taos

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

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Weather Forecast for Taos, NM [5]

Wed Nov 22
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 27°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 53°F
Calm: 1 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 53°F
Calm: 1 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 26
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%
Mon Nov 27
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about Taos

About Taos

The town of Taos, NM in Taos County has an approximate population of 5,716. [6]

Taos Solar Power

Taos, NM Solar Energy

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

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