How many solar panels do I need?

Understanding Your Home Energy Usage

Understanding your home’s energy needs and usage is essential to making your home more energy efficient. By understanding the amount of energy you use, you can determine what kind of renewable energy sources, such as solar, would be best for your home. You can also identify areas where you can make improvements to reduce your energy usage. Knowing how much energy you use will help you make informed decisions about what kind of upgrades or renovations would be most beneficial for your home in terms of energy efficiency.

3 Factors to consider :

energy consumption

Monthly Energy Usage


Roof Orientation & Space


Sun Exposure

When considering installing solar panels, one of the most common
questions people have is
How many solar panels do I need?

When it comes to figuring out how many solar panels you need for your home, there are a few different factors that come into play. These include the amount of electricity you use, the orientation and space of your roof, and the amount of sunlight exposure your home receives. Knowing these factors can help you determine how many solar panels you need to install in order to meet your energy needs. Additionally, understanding the different types of solar panel systems available can help you find the best system for your home.

Monthly Energy Usage

Energy usage and consumption in the home can vary greatly from one household to another. Some homes may be more efficient than others, while others may be using more energy than necessary. It is important to understand the different factors that contribute to energy usage and consumption in order to determine the best ways to reduce energy costs and increase efficiency. By understanding how much energy is being used, what types of appliances are using it, and how efficient they are, homeowners can make informed decisions about their energy use. This will help them save money on their monthly bills while also reducing their environmental impact.

Our electricity usage is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Every time we turn on a light, plug in a device, or let our refrigerator run, we are utilizing electricity that has been generated from sources such as coal, natural gas, nuclear energy, and renewable energy sources. It is important to understand how much electricity we are using when considering adding solar panels to your home.

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Roof Orientation & Space

When considering solar panels, roof orientation and space are two important factors. Roof orientation refers to the direction the roof is facing, while space refers to the amount of area available on the roof for solar panels. The optimal orientation for solar panels is south-facing, as this will allow them to receive maximum sunlight throughout the day. Additionally, having enough space on your roof for multiple solar panels is essential for maximizing your solar energy output. 

Another key factor to take into account is the age of your roof. If your roof has significantly aged, it may be beneficial to replace it at the same time as installing solar panels. At Solergy, we offer a solar panel and roof replacement bundle. Our experienced solar specialists can assess your roof and provide recommendations on whether a replacement is necessary.

By bundling solar panels and a roof replacement, you can ensure that your solar panels perform at their best and that your roof is in optimal condition for years to come. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our solar experts.

Sun Exposure

Understanding the amount of direct sunlight that your roof receives is essential when considering solar panel installation. This is because it affects the energy output and efficiency of the solar panels. In areas with less sunlight exposure or where the panels are obstructed by trees or other buildings, their efficiency and output will decrease.

A minimum of five hours of peak sunlight per day is recommended for optimal solar panel performance. The location of your home and the orientation of your roof are important factors to consider in maximizing sun exposure. Solergy’s installation team has the expertise to help determine the ideal orientation for your solar panels to achieve maximum energy production. By ensuring that your solar panels are installed in the most efficient and effective way possible, you can enjoy the greatest energy savings.

how many solar panels do I need?

Wattage of Panels

Understanding the wattage of a solar panel is essential when considering the power output and energy production of your solar system. Wattage represents the maximum amount of electricity that a solar panel can produce under ideal conditions. In general, solar panels with higher wattage can generate more electricity, making them a suitable option for households with higher energy consumption needs. 

Efficiency is also an important factor to consider when choosing solar panels, as a more efficient panel can generate more electricity from the same amount of sunlight. By knowing the wattage and efficiency of your solar panels, you can accurately determine how many panels you need to install to meet your energy requirements.

By partnering with Silfab Solar, Solergy is able to offer customers solar panels that are specifically designed and engineered for North America. With this partnership, we are able to offer the highest quality and most efficient solar panels available to our customers.


Your Energy Goals

Going solar is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners. With the rising cost of electricity and the need to protect their homes from power outages, more and more people are looking to make the switch. But before you make the switch, it’s important to think about what your goals are for going solar.

There are lots of reasons why homeowners are choosing to go solar, including saving money and securing their energy future. Regardless of the reasons for going solar, it is important to have clear goals in mind before making the switch. This will help ensure that you get the most out of your investment and your solar system. We understand that every home has unique energy needs. That’s why we evaluate your energy consumption and energy goals before designing a solar system that meets your specific requirements.


Find out how many solar panels
you need to power your home

Schedule a free solar consultation with us, and we’ll assist you in determining how many solar panels you need for your home, the most suitable system for your specific needs, and offer guidance on crucial factors such as installation, financing, maintenance, and more.

solar Energy FAQs

Most homes can benefit from a solar panel system, but the specifics of your home’s suitability depend on several factors, such as roof orientation, roof space, and shading. Solergy can assess your home and determine its suitability for solar energy.

Your historical electricity usage is necessary to determine the size of the solar panel system that you need. The information allows us to estimate your energy usage and determine the number of panels required to meet your energy needs.

Your solar system is customized based on several factors, including your energy usage, the size and orientation of your roof, and any local regulations. We will take these factors into consideration when designing and installing your system.

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