Category: Performance & Efficiency

The performance of individual panels and whole systems is important to know when sizing a system fro your home.

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Solar panels on a cloudy day

There are clouds, and there are clouds! To answer this question, We must first clarify what we mean by “cloudy days”. We are not a blue sky with the odd white fluffy cloud but a complete cloud cover. Solar panels still work on cloudy days, but energy production can be far lower than on a …

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The solar market is full of companies offering a wide array of solar panels of every type, quality and watt output, but which are best? With so many options, selecting the right solar panels for you and your home is getting harder by the day. To get the best solar panels, you have to consider …

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Understanding when is the best time to use solar electricity, and how to make the most out of your solar panel system, is important if you want to lower your electricity bill and reduce the carbon footprint of your household. Solar panels are most efficient when the sun hits them directly instead of at an …

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A 3kW solar panel system can run most appliances found in a small home with 2 – 3 occupants. It can produce up to 2500kWh per year which should be enough to run all the typical appliances you would find in 1 bath, 2 bedroom home. There are 3 ways to work out if a …

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With the cost of living today, I just really can’t help but wonder about ways to cut down expenses. It has been a while since I first heard about solar energy and have always been curious about a number of things: how it works, how much it costs, how long the panels last, and ultimately …

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The amount of solar panels required to run your house hinges on your energy needs. The most common/ popular setup is a 5kW solar system. They require 16 panels to be placed on a north-facing roof. Below are some insights into choosing the right system for your needs by answering some of the common doubts …

how many panels needed for a 5kW solar system

To set up a 5kw solar system with the standard 320W solar panels, you’re going to require a total of 16 panels. 16 panels x 320w = 5120w or 5.1kW. They measure 170cm x 100cm and when set up together in an array they cover 27m2 of roof space. 16 solar panels needed for a …

how much power does a 6kw solar system produce in a day

After settling on a 5 kW system, it’s essential to figure out precisely how much energy it’ll generate over the course of a full day. A 5 kW solar system will produce around 20 kW for an entire day. Most of the power will be generated when the sun is at its peak, between 10 …

How long do solar batteries last infographic

This will depend on the type of battery you decide to go for. There are 3 main types of solar batteries on the market and they all have different life cycles. There are lead-acid, Lithium iron and saltwater. Lithium-ion batteries are the gold standard when it comes to solar storage and their warranty period is …

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