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Solar Energy in Tatum, NM

Solar Energy in Tatum

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Tatum with an average of 6.47 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Tatum

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Tatum

The total length of the day in Tatum, NM today (October 23, 2017) will be 11 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Tatum, NM Solar Energy

Solar Power in Tatum, NM

Solar Energy Data in Tatum, NM

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Tatum, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Tatum

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

Tatum has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Tatum that are always titled at the latitude of Tatum (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.85 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 Tatum

Solar Radiation Data in Tatum, NM

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tatum, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Tatum

Tatum, NM has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Tatum is June with an average of 6.47 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.45 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Tatum (New Mexico) are January with an average of 4.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Tatum

The average monthly solar radiation level in Tatum, NM, of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 11% 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 Tatum 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 Tatum

Sunrise / Sunset in Tatum

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:05 am
    • Sunset: 6:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Tatum

Best Months for Solar in Tatum

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Tatum

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

However, Tatum is in Lea County and Lea County has at least 5 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Tatum

The Power of Solar in Tatum, NM

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tatum, NM

Solar Radiation Data in Tatum

Tatum (NM) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6707.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Tatum is March with an average of 625.42 kWhac, followed by May at 621.07 kWhac and October at 603.6 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Tatum (New Mexico) are December with an average of 482.57 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 486.93 kWhac and February at 501.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Tatum

Tatum Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Tatum averaged 13.57 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Tatum

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Tatum Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Mexico averaged $14.74 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Tatum

Solar Energy Contractors in Tatum

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Tatum

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Tatum

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

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Weather Forecast for Tatum, NM [5]

Mon Oct 23
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 64°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Oct 24
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 76°F
Gale: 17 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 53°F
: 7 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 56°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Tatum

About Tatum

The town of Tatum, NM in Lea County has an approximate population of 798. [6]

Tatum Solar Power

Tatum, NM Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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