How to Calculate How Many    Solar Panels You Need•   Calculating how many solar panels are necessary to    power your hou...
1. Calculate the electricity usage of your houseFirst, you need to determinate how much electricity your houseconsumes, on...
2. The number of sun hours in your areaThe solar panels produce energy as long as the sun is shining. Howmany hours does y...
4. Calculate the number of necessary panelsA final piece of information is the number of watts your panelscan produce. Whe...
•   For more information on how many solar panels to use go to    http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com• Youll ...
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How to calculate how many solar panels you need

  1. 1. How to Calculate How Many Solar Panels You Need• Calculating how many solar panels are necessary to power your house can prove to be a demanding task. And that is because there are many things that have to be taken into consideration. The fact that different households have different energy needs is common sense. The good news is there is a straightforward algorithm that can help you calculate exactly the number of solar panels for you house.• To make this calculus, you need your monthly electricity bill. It will help you find out your electricity usage. Also, you need to know how many hours of sunlight your house receives every day, and how many watts your solar panels can produce. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com
  2. 2. 1. Calculate the electricity usage of your houseFirst, you need to determinate how much electricity your houseconsumes, on average. This information can be found on yourmonthly electricity bills. The energy you consume differs frommonth to month, so you need an average number. Becauseyou consume more energy in winter, you could take one of thewinter bills as a basis for your calculus. On your bill, you willsee the number of kilowatt hours of electricity you have usedduring that month. Assuming that is the amount you use everymonth, divide that number by the number of days in a month,to find out your daily energy usage. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com
  3. 3. 2. The number of sun hours in your areaThe solar panels produce energy as long as the sun is shining. Howmany hours does your house enjoy sunlight every day? Again, takewinter days as a base, because, in winter, your house receives theleast sunlight. Let’s assume your house receives sunlight 6 hours perday.3. The amount of energy per hour your panels need to produce.You know how much energy per day your house needs. Multiply thatnumber by 1000 to transform the kilowatts in watts. Divide that numberby the number of sun hours (6 in our example). Now you know howmuch energy the panels have to produce per hour. For more information on how to make a solar oven go to http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com
  4. 4. 4. Calculate the number of necessary panelsA final piece of information is the number of watts your panelscan produce. When you buy the panels, you have to payattention to the number of watts written on their label. Anaverage panel produces around 100 watts, but larger panelscan produce more. If you want to buy 100 watt panels, dividethe number of watts per hour you calculated in the last step by100, and you will find out how many panels you need to poweryour house! For more information on how to make a solar oven go to http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com
  5. 5. • For more information on how many solar panels to use go to http://advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com• Youll discover... • The facts about solar energy • Exactly how solar energy works • The price of installing solar energy • Solar energy for home and business • How to build a solar energy system • How to make a solar oven• ...and lots more! The information is ideal for students learning about solar energy and home owners who are looking into installing solar panels in their home.• Please email any questions to support@advantagesanddisadvantagessolarenergy.com

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