Guide to How Many Solar Panels Required to Power a Home
You’ve made the exciting decision to invest in a solar power system for your home. Now, the question is how to design the optimal system to ensure that you have enough power for your electricity needs. How many solar panels will be sufficient for your property?
Choosing the right number of solar panels, the location for installation, and the size of the system will help you design the ideal plan for your upcoming installation. At New Day Solar, our expert team is here to offer the guidance and advice you need to optimize your investment. Contact us at your convenience to book a free consultation to learn more about the possibilities.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing the ideal number of solar panels for your unique needs:
What Are Your Energy Requirements?
The first thing to consider is the energy requirements necessary for your home. Take a look at your utility bills to see how much energy you typically use each month. Remember that electricity usage changes depending on your location and the time of year. So, it’s best to look at utility bills throughout the year. Some utility companies offer a 12-month electric usage history so you can see the total usage over the course of a year.
Consider Solar Panel Placement
Another consideration in determining the ideal number of solar panels is to estimate how much sunlight will be available based on the placement of the panels. How many hours of sunlight will be shining on your home and panels? Available sunlight will impact how much energy will be produced through your system.
Plan for the Future
Not only should you be considering your current electricity usage and needs, but you should also evaluate how any future plans might impact your electricity usage. For example, do you intend to get an electric vehicle or add an Accessory Dwelling Unit to your property? These investments will increase your electrical needs, so make sure the solar power system is designed to accommodate future plans.
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One of the benefits of talking to our team at New Day Solar is that we are happy to offer personalized recommendations for your unique needs. Call at your convenience to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your home’s best solar array design: (855) 444-6329.
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