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How Many Solar Panels do I Need?

In order to make sure that your energy needs can be met with solar power is important that you have a system that is producing enough solar energy to manage your home energy needs. If you’re going to be fully replacing your energy bills with solar power, knowing how much power you use and how many panels you may require can be crucial. Here is some information about how many house panels you will need!

Determining Your Kilowatt Hour Energy Rating

The most common form that a utility company will use for measuring your power usage is in kilowatts. 1 kW is a 1000 W of power and a kilowatt hour is the number of kilowatts of energy that get used by your household within that hour. Take a look at your monthly electric bill and see what your average hourly electricity use is by kilowatt hour, this can give you an idea of how much energy your solar panels will need to produce at any given time.

The Location of Your Solar Panels

Depending on the region and the way that your house is facing, you could potentially generate more power with your solar panels. There are many tweaks that a solar installation professional can make to improve the efficiency of your system.

The Estimate For Your House

The overall estimate for your house can depend on a number of factors such as the slope of your roof, the way your house faces, the optimal hours of sunlight that you receive and more. Your solar installation professional will be able to look at the energy usage for your home and make sure that the panels installed will be able to generate 100% of your energy usage. By providing a quick estimate on meeting your power generation needs, a solar installation professional will make sure you can see the greatest benefits from the solar system.

If you would like to learn more about the process of solar installation, contact us today!

This post was written by Nicholas Cortes, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for solar panels in Tampa! Our licensed and certified contractor are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!

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