We find figures such as 200W, 299W or 350W mentioned in various solar system adverts or heard a solar panel assembler say, ‘It’s a 245W’. But what does it actually mean? They are referring to the output of a solar panel along with the wattage and its capacity. For a solar panel, its wattage is the chief factor to be considered when comparing several options for the solar panel.
Calculation of the Solar Power
The output of power is measured in the unit called wattage. The wattage of a solar panel represents the production of power in idealized conditions of temperature and light of the sun.
The calculation for knowing the wattage is typically done by multiplying volts and amperes (amps). The Volts signify that the actual amount of force from electricity and amps or amperes depicts the total amount of energy used. Calculation of voltage can be done for a single day, one month or one square metre.
Power Production of a Single Solar Panel
Typically, a single solar panel will produce around 250W to 400W every hour. This output is for the solar panels useful for residences. Normally, solar panel systems for domestic use, come with a solar output capacity from 1 kW to 4 kW. If the weather conditions are romantic, then a 4 kW solar panel system will optimally produce about 2,850 kW of electricity in one year.
Generation of Electricity from a Solar Panel of 1kW
The generation of electricity from 1 kW of solar panel system comes to about 850 kW in one year.
Storage of Electricity Production of Solar Panels
Yes, it’s possible to store the electricity made by solar panels by using a battery compatible with the installed solar panels and the right voltage. Usually, the solar panel’s assembler suggests the type of battery that is consistent with the solar panels and is useful for storing electricity.
How to Check the Efficiency of Installed Solar Panels?
The installed solar panels are often connected with a builtin control panel for home display. This device is wireless and is useful to monitor the electricity generation of the solar panel installation. An individual should take care not to meddle with the solar panels, leading to the system’s damage and refute its warranty. An individual can always call a technician for investigating the reasons for the underperformance of the solar panels.
What Factors Matter When it Comes to Optimizing the Effectiveness of Solar Panels?
Numerous factors are taken into account for the solar panels to be effective such as:
· The solar panel’s capacity to produce a maximum amount of electricity during perfect weather conditions varies. The solar panel systems made for domestic use have a production capacity of 1 kW to 4 kW.
· The effectiveness of a solar panel depends also on the materials used. Solar panels may either be monocrystalline panels made from Silicon of good quality or polycrystalline panels that are less costly and less efficient.
· Also, the location, direction, shade, and angle of the solar panel installation matter when assessing a solar panel’s efficiency. Homeowners must use this knowledge to optimize solar energy production in their homes.