How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?
One of the most common questions we get asked is how many solar panels I need. The answer is pretty simple: most people approach it from the wrong angle when they start to look deeper into solar. Read for more information.
How Do I Calculate How Many Solar Panels I Need?
We’re often asked to quote the system to power a 3-bedroom home or support a family of 4. In this scenario, it is impossible to provide our customers with such an accurate price. We will have to understand more about household energy needs to be able to figure out an estimate. In reality, the best place to start is to evaluate your current energy use based on past electric bills.
In reality, the best place to start is to evaluate your current energy use based on past electric bills. Past usage data is the best baseline to figure out how many solar panels you will need.
Do you want to know how to minimize your carbon footprint and be able to return on investment? Well, most people want to save money whilst also benefiting from the environmental impacts.
To calculate how many solar panels you need to know these factors:
- Your current energy usage in watts
- Your average energy requirements
- The climate and amount of sunlight in your area
- The efficiency of the solar panels you are considering
- The physical size of the solar panels you want
One simple way of answering the question is to consult with a professional solar installer, which is us. We can provide you with all the information you need.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need Calculator UK?
To determine your home’s average energy requirements you will need to look at past utility bills.
The method to calculate how many solar panels you need is by multiplying your household’s hourly energy requirement by the peak sunlight hours for your area and dividing that by the panel’s wattage. You will use a wattage of 150 W and a high wattage of 370 W. A note to size is that your roof and how much sunlight your roof gets are factors as well.
If you are an experienced solar panel installer, we can handle all of these calculations for you.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOLAR PANELS? Well, Danlec is here to help and fulfil your needs.