Solar house systems - the full solution for your household

Solar house systemsIf you have decided to change your home into a better, more environmentally friendly and sustainable place for you and your family, at the same time providing yourself not only with alternative electricity but also with lower bills for your monthly utilities, then you need to think about what kind of solar house systems you will install.

They can vary in size, efficiency, type and also durability. Majorly solar panels differ in the amount of Watts that they can produce, and therefore this feature will also dictate how big solar panels will be. It directly depends on how efficient are solar panels that you will choose.

If you decide to buy a 100 Watt silicon solar cell, ignoring all the disturbing factors, it will be able to produce around 100 Watt of electricity in an hour. Following the same logic, 200 Watt solar panel will generate 200 Watts of electricity at the same period of time. However the physical size of the panel will be also around two-times bigger than the 100-Watt solar device.

Solar house systems will usually consist of 8 to 16 solar panels with the power capacity of 150-175 watts each. Therefore in total the house will have a PV Edge 1600watt to 2500watt inverter.  However each household will require different amount of solar panels with different working capacity. In order to understand what kind of solar house system you will need you have to follow these steps:

  1. Learn how much power your house consumes on average. This can be learned from the most resent electricity bill;
  2. Keep in mind the location of the house. Calculating mean solar days for your house location can be troublesome. However, it is useful to give additional emphasis to this detail, since the more sun there is during the day, the more power can be generated. On average solar panels will generate their maximum power for five hours a day;
  3. Calculate the needed amount of solar panels, so that it would be enough for your household. You may calculate the number of solar panels that you might need following this logic: 1 small solar cell can produce ~45 milliwatts of electricity ( it may vary for different types of solar cells). The typical size of such solar cell is 2 inches by 0.5 inches. Therefore on one square inch (6,45 square cm) you will generate 45 milliwatts of electricity.

With solar house system you will be able to power your household appliances, such as refrigerator, TV, washer, computer and other appliances, and also lights.

Rooftops, other building tops, or special stand-alone facilities are the best to locate your solar house system. It is suggested to place solar panels at the most direct sun exposure area. In order to ensure yourself with the maximum work-capacity of the panels you can also use the help of web-based solar resources which track the position of the sun during the year, and therefore will identify the best spots for you.

Clear the area around the solar panel by remove all unnecessary items from the roof that can block or cover the panel from the sunlight, get rid of trim branches that may be blocking sunlight to your solar unit. In such a way you will create the most efficient solar house system.

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