How many solar panels do I need to power my house?

Answer Solar panels convert sunlight to electricity, without noise or pollution or fossil fuels. It's clean, renewable, and never runs out of fuel. The problem is that solar panels aren't very efficient.... Read More »

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How many solar panels do I need to run my house?

The number of solar panels you need to collect adequate energy to power your household system depends on several factors. Your typical electrical usage, the average amount of sun you can collect i... Read More »

How many solar panels do I need for a 1,400-square-foot house?

That depends on the size solar panel you install. You will need about 500 square feet of solar panel. A standard FHA three-bedroom, 1,400 square-foot home typically takes 5kW of power per day. Most... Read More »

Do you need a power inverter for solar panels?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that solar power is collected as direct current and must be converted to alternating current for commercial use. This is the function of a power i... Read More »

How large do solar panels need to be to supply electricity for a whole house?

The size of the solar panels will depend on total electrical use, location and module efficiency. For example, a house that requires 2,000 watts of energy using photovoltaic modules with 16 percent... Read More »