If you’ve decided to join the ever-growing number of homeowners who install solar panels, congratulations! You’re well on your way to harnessing the power of the sun and supplying your household with completely clean, free, renewable energy. You undoubtedly have a lot of questions about what type of home solar system is just right for you, so our team at Green House Solar has put together this helpful guide.
How many solar panels power a house?
Although there is no set number, the average suburban home needs 20 – 25 solar panels to cover the full cost of monthly electricity bills by using only solar energy. The exact number of solar panels you’ll need will be determined by several factors, including the climate where you live, the type of roof you have, and the size of your home.
How many hours of sunlight can you expect in your area?
Solar panels can generate energy from both direct and indirect sunlight, so even on cloudy days they’ll absorb light from the sun and turn it into energy for your home. If you live in an extremely sunny state like Arizona, you may require fewer solar panels than someone who lives in a place like Seattle. And while hours of sunlight is more preferable, it’s by no means necessary to generate solar energy for your home.
What affects solar panel output efficiency?
The most important factor that affects output efficiency is the quality of your solar panels. You should consult with a leading solar company in your area who can explain the differences between various market-leading solar panels, and who can recommend the highest quality solar panels for your type of roof.
What is the effect of solar panel size?
The size and shape of your roof will determine what size solar panels can be installed. Limited roof space usually means smaller, high-efficiency solar panels, while larger roof space can accommodate larger solar systems. Newer, more compact home solar systems are now on the market, making them ideal for homeowners without large, flat roofs.
If you’re considering installing a solar energy system at home, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We’re proud to be a trusted seller and installer of market-leading solar panels, and we look forward to hearing from you.