Energy Smart: How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Confused man image. How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

A common query we get from customers is ‘How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?’ To demystify this, we will be clarifying what determines the answer to this question.

Solar energy is the clear winner when it comes to powering your home in an eco-friendly manner. Apart from this, roofs with solar panels are much more popular these days. As a result, almost every street has at least one house using the sun’s natural energy for electricity.

Before installing solar, companies consider various factors such as the evaluation, energy necessities, size of your house, and amount of sunlight you receive. Let us have a look at them as well.

Watts of power:

First of all, you need to know how many solar panels are required. For this purpose, you would have to calculate the wattage of all house appliances collectively. In other words, you should be clear about the total kilowatt usage of your residence.  Apart from this, it would help if you calculate the daily energy usage and kilowatts time.

Hours of Sunlight:

The most important yet neglected part is that the more sunlight your panels receive, the better energy they produce. You’ll have to multiply the hourly figure by the peak hours of sunlight that your home gets.

Material & Size:

Well, there are multiple types of solar panels — monocrystalline and polycrystalline. The navy-blue shaded panels are mono, whereas the dark black panels are poly. Each type of panel has its pros and cons. However, it cannot be easy for you to determine the size and the specific type of solar panels.

To conclude:

To recapitulate, the only way to understand the above mentioned factors is to seek help from our assessment team. At Solar Air Energy, our experts will help you, and they will assess the structure of the roof, angles of the sunlight, hours of sunlight, usage, hours of usage altogether. After the necessary calculation, they will determine the number of solar panels required.

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