How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce?

One of the best things about San Diego is how much sun we see. Even during the winter, the sun doesn’t like to hide. One of the best ways to take advantage of this unique climate is with solar panels. These panels harness the power of the sun and turn that energy into electricity for your home. While this all sounds great, how much energy do solar panels produce? Is it enough to keep my home going?

Read on to find the answers to your questions.

How Much Energy or Electricity Does One Solar Panel Produce?

When used and installed most efficiently, a single solar panel should cover 1/20th of your household energy. This is why you rarely see one solar panel on a home.

There are a number of factors to consider when even looking at the efficiency and energy production of a single solar panel. The first is material.

Solar panels can be one of two types: monocrystalline (mono) or polycrystalline (poly). Mono panels are typically more expense but are more efficient and last longer. They can also preform better when faced with higher temperatures and shady conditions.

Poly panels are more affordable. However, they have a lower efficiency rate and are less effective at higher temperatures.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that no matter what you choose, mono or poly, it’s critical to choose the right manufacturer.

A solar representative can give you options, the pros and cons, and price difference between different manufacturers and models.

How Many Solar Panels do I Need?

How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce? It all depends on a number of factors.

Since a single panel should produce 1/20th of your household energy, it’s common to install between 10 and 20 solar panels in one home.

The number of panels you choose is also incredibly personal. Do you want solar just for your water heater or a specific appliance? Then you would need fewer panels.

The number of panels you choose all depend on some major factors, they are:

  • How much sun your home sees
  • The location and position of your home
  • How much power do you want to generate?
  • What are you using said power for?

Everyone’s solar needs are just as unique as they are. No two will ever be the same.

How Effective are Solar Panels?

It’s one thing to test a solar panel’s effectiveness in a controlled lab, it’s different when the solar panel is in an uncontrolled environment, such as your roof.

Cloud cover, shade, and even installation can all determine how effective your solar panels are. When looking for the right setup, our solar experts will look at historical weather data and use that to help determine what the best panels would be.

Another big factor in the effectiveness of solar panels is how they are installed, specifically the tilt or angle. When installing, our solar team will make sure the panels are tiled with the latitude of your location.

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