Can solar power my whole house? You might be wondering how many solar panels you need so you can have enough energy for your entire household. One thing’s for sure – one or two solar panels are not enough. If you want your solar panel system to absorb and generate enough electricity to power your whole house, you may need a lot more than that.
First of all, it is important to know that there’s no single answer to how many solar panels you need to power your whole house. There are some factors to consider such as the following:
- Solar panel specifications
- Your geographic location
- Your usual power consumption
- The electricity-powered appliances in your home
- The number of household members
- And more.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need For My House?
According to EnergySage, a typical house needs about 20 to 25 solar panels so it can be fully powered by solar only without the need for the usual electricity your utility companies provide. However, this is just an estimate for an average house – it doesn’t apply to everyone.
To calculate the number of solar panels you need, you would have to take into consideration your annual electricity usage, the solar panel wattage, and the production ratios of your solar panel system.
For an estimated annual production of 12,800 kWh, you need an 8kW solar panel system with about 25 solar panels. If you have a larger home and you need more power, a 14kW system can produce 22,400 kWh annually with 44 solar panels in total.
And let’s not forget solar pool heaters because they can make your swimming pool very comfortable! Your pool may not be swimmable in March, April, and October unless you have a solar pool system from Wayne’s Solar.
Contact Us to Get a Free Solar Estimate in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Can solar power my whole house? Yes, it can. But you need the right amount of solar panels to make sure you never run out of power day and night. For a more accurate estimation and calculation of the number of solar panels you need, contact a solar expert. If you are located in New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville, DeLand, Daytona Beach, and the surrounding areas, Wayne’s Solar is the company to call. You may reach us at 386-673-9720 to learn more and to get a free quote.