How much energy does your home need? Answering this question can help you make a tentative guess vis-à-vis the number of solar panels you need. An easy way to determine your home’s energy needs is to look at past electric bills. Start by calculating your home’s hourly energy consumption and multiply that figure by the peak sunlight hours for your area to get your home’s daily solar power needs.
Next, divide the daily solar power consumption in your household by the wattage of the specific solar panels you are considering. This will give you a ballpark figure on how many solar panels you need for your home’s PV system. If you work with Go Solar Power, our solar professionals will happily do all the calculations for you.
Here are a few additional tips to help you get an idea of how many solar panels you need for your home.