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 much do solar power panels cost?

Solar panels are priced according to the amount of electrical power, or watts, that they can produce .The website solarbuzz .com gives an average solar panel price in November of 2009 as $4.34 per ... Read More »

Can a T5 fluorescent power solar panels?

A T5 fluorescent lamp would produce very weak electric current in solar panels. The highest T5 output available has a rating of 80 watts. At best, the panel would produce only a few watts from the ... 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 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 »