How Much Power Will My Solar Panels Generate?

Are you interested in getting solar panels installed, but worried they won’t generate enough energy to meet your needs. Don’t worry! The team at A.M. Sun Solar is here to answer your questions and provide you with a customized solar solution.

In 2020, the average home in the United States used 10,715 kilowatthours (kWh).

Most solar systems on the market today produce between 320 and 400 watts of power in sunny weather. So how many panels do you need to generate the average amount of power?

When you divide the 10,715 by the amount of watts generated, it comes to between 34 and 27 panels. That means a roughly 30-panel system will produce the amount of energy needed to match your electricity usage. Of course, you’ll need a solar battery to ensure peak performance during all kinds of weather. Learn more about the benefits of solar batteries here.

What to consider when selecting solar panels for your system:

There are several key things to consider when selecting solar panels for your system, including:

Square footage of your roof

Local climate

Solar panel size

Cell efficiency

Solar cells with higher-rated wattage are going to produce more energy, and installing them will cut down on the number of panels needed. This is especially helpful for homes with small roofs. However, you’ll also want to take into account how efficiently they convert sunlight into energy. High-efficiency solar panels tend to cost more upfront, but they generate more electricity throughout their lifespan. Another option is to install a smaller, less expensive system and draw more electricity from the grid.

At A.M. Sun Solar, we work with every client to determine the best solar system design for your home or business.

With differing levels of energy consumption, direct sunlight availability, and physical structure needs, systems look different for every household or business. Check out our step-by-step system for determining how many panels you need to offset your utility bills.

In the long run, your solar system will end up saving you money on your utility bills because you’re essentially generating your own electricity, rather than pulling from the grid. Want to know how much money going solar will save you on utilities?


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