Factors That Affect How Many Solar Panels You Need To Power Your Home
Before installing a solar panel system, you should first consider how many solar panels you will need to meet your household’s power needs. To calculate your required number of panels, multiply your home’s hourly power demand by the maximum number of hours of sunlight in your area and divide by your ideal solar panel wattage. Apart from that, the number of solar panels you’d need depends on several factors, such as:
Personal energy consumption
The number of devices in use and the amount of time spent using them determine personal home consumption. To generate 10 kW, our team suggests installing at least 27 solar panels on a typical Australian home. An off-grid residence, on the other hand, requires a more powerful solar system to meet all of its energy needs.
Type of property
The most common types of solar panels are residential and commercial solar panels. Residential solar panels are much smaller than commercial solar panels. Commercial solar panels are designed to hold more solar cells and generate more solar output. Hence, the number of solar panels you require will vary depending on whether they are installed on a home or commercial site.
Roof area and capacity
The size of the roof and its capacity also play a role in determining how many solar panels to install. Most solar panels are compatible for installation on a flat or corrugated roof. However, the number of solar panels you can install will still depend on your roof space and how many solar panels that space can support.
Solar panel size and energy output
Consider installing an appropriate-sized solar panel with sufficient energy output that can meet your energy needs. You must also consider how much your solar panels weigh to guarantee that they can be supported by your roof. Our solar panels at Solar Galaxy have at least 370 watts of capacity, so you’d need at least 27 solar panels to generate the 10-kW required to power a typical-sized home.
Calculating How Many Solar Panels You Require
When installing cell solar panels, you must evaluate your property’s power usage as well as the number of solar panels required to meet your wattage needs. Along with knowing the exact size of your roof, consider the appropriate size of solar panels with enough wattage capacity to power your home. You can also calculate how many solar panels you need by considering essential factors, including:
Average home or business energy requirements
To estimate the average power use of your home or business, consult your utility bill. Find the monthly kilowatt consumption information on your bill and deduct it from your previous power usage reading. The resulting kilowatts are the average quantity required to power your home or business.
Your local climate and maximum hours of sunlight
Determine the number of solar panels you’ll need based on your local climate and maximum sunshine hours. These characteristics directly affect the maximum amount of solar energy a solar panel can store. As a result, homes in areas with limited sunlight would require the installation of more solar panels.
Solar panel size and efficiency
Not all solar panels are created equal when it comes to solar efficiency. The wattage of most PV solar panels is between 150 and 370 watts per panel, depending on the size of the solar cell. The most efficient solar panels are those that provide the maximum wattage capacity with the fewest number of panels.
How many panels are required for your preferred solar panel size?
While you can calculate the number of solar panels needed on your own, consulting with professional solar installation professionals is still the best option. It can be difficult to calculate how many solar panels can fit on your roof to satisfy your electricity needs, so getting an expert to do it for you is more convenient. Contact Solar Galaxy to have our skilled solar installers provide you with dependable home solar evaluations.
Hire CEC-accredited installers and solar engineers to install your solar panels
Our installation team includes Clean Energy Council (CEC)-certified solar installers and engineers. We work hard to meet all Australian solar energy standards and to give the best solar installation results possible. Additionally, all of our panels and inverters are CEC-certified and employ monocrystalline Perc technology to maximize solar energy while minimizing CO2 emissions.
Get the perfect solar panel system installed on your property today
With solar panel costs dropping, panels becoming more efficient, and government rebates making panel systems more affordable, the time to install solar panels has never been better. With an experienced and reliable team like ours, your solar panel system will be installed exactly how you imagined it. Contact us to install your solar panels and switch to a cleaner, more sustainable energy source today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What factors affect how many panels you need for your solar system?
- Your typical energy needs
- Your current wattage consumption
- The climate and quantity of sunshine in your location
- The efficiency of the solar panel you’re thinking about purchasing.
- The physical size of the solar panel you’re considering.
Are solar panels worth investing in?
How much electricity bill savings can you get from using solar?
What are the advantages of using solar power?
- A residential solar system that produces solar power is a fantastic method to reduce electricity usage while mitigating carbon impact.
- Solar panel installation helps prevent harmful greenhouse gas emissions, reducing global warming.
- A solar panel emits no pollutants and is ecologically benign.