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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Akanksha Gupta | July 23, 2021

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Solar power offers the ideal option for people who wants to switch to a cleaner, renewable energy source for powering their homes. With various tax credits and energy efficiency, going green has become an affordable option now. The cost of installation has also come down in recent years. When you know the number of solar panels required for your home, you can quickly figure out a rough estimate of the cost of installation. However, the best way is to get in touch with a solar power installation team for a detailed estimate. Here is a step-by-step method to determine the number of solar panels required.

• Calculate The Average Power Usage

The first step is to determine the average monthly power consumption at home. You can add the power bills for the last one year and divide it by 12 to get the average. Once you know the average monthly usage, you can easily estimate the daily power usage. You can divide the monthly average by 30 to get your average daily power requirement.

• Amount of Sunlight in Your Area

The amount of sunlight received on your rooftop is a major factor that determines the amount of energy the solar panels generate. If the amount of sunlight is low, you might require more solar panels.

• Potential Solar Power Usage

The next step is to determine the percentage of daily power usage to solar power. Would you like to convert 100% of power usage to solar? Or is it 50%? You need to multiply the percentage with the daily power usage. For example, if your daily power usage is 40 kWh per day and you aim to convert 50% of it to solar, then multiply 40kWh with 0.50 which equals 20 kWh.

• Calculate The Number of Solar Panels

On average, a solar panel is capable of producing 1.24 kWh per day. You can divide the daily power requirement by 1.24 kWh per panel to estimate the number of solar panels you need.

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