If you’re considering installing solar panels on your Fort Wayne-area home, one of the first questions you need to answer is: “How many solar panels will I need?” Since one size does not fit all when it comes to solar power, there are several factors that determine how many panels are necessary to power your home. Read on to learn what those factors are so you can know how many panels you’ll need to potentially save on your energy bills.
Generally speaking, the size of your home has some impact on how many solar panels you will need. But remember, the biggest determinant in how many solar panels you need is based off how much electricity your home uses! It is important to note that different solar panels can produce varying amounts of wattage, so that is also a factor. Fortunately, POWERHOME SOLAR uses tier-1, monocrystalline solar panels to help you get the most energy possible out of your investment.
Unsurprisingly, the amount of sun your roof and overall property receives is critical for the number of solar panels you will need. Tree coverage and the direction your roof faces are both key factors in how solar works for your home. Anything that impacts the passage of sunlight from the sky to your panels is taken into consideration, including your geographic location, and weather. Indiana doesn’t play around when it comes to weather, and cloud cover can play a part in how many panels are necessary.
Chances are good that the amount of energy you use won’t change too much whether you’re on grid power or have added solar. Cataloguing your overall energy consumption can provide us a good reference point for how many panels you will need. If you want to reduce the amount of baseline energy you use, you can utilize energy-efficiency home upgrades in our SMARTPWR360oTM package, which can potentially reduce your home’s electricity usage by up to 26%.4
Along with tracking the energy you consume on a macro level, it may be helpful for you to do so on a micro level by identifying the home appliances that use the most amount of electricity. Your HVAC, combined with several other appliances such as water heaters and refrigerators, have a sizable impact on your monthly electric bills. Solar power can help offset the costs of using these appliances we’ve come to rely on in modern living.
Ask The Solar Experts
We’ve helped people all across the country add solar — and we’re more than happy to help you start on your solar journey, too. Our experts at POWERHOME SOLAR can help determine exactly how many solar panels you need to set up for solar success. Contact us today to learn more about the solar system that’s right for you.