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Upon an upfront cash purchase of a home solar system, your home benefits from a premium when it reenters the market, stated a Berkeley Lab study.The study was conducted in areas condensed with homes on which PV systems were installed. Just as new windows, a roof, or other additions spice up your home’s curb appeal factor, solar panels draw even more attention from buyers. Another study,which involved the U.S. Department of Energy, found that some homes benefited from premiums, as valued by appraisers, of up to an additional 20× the purchase price of installed panels. This applied to homes of all sizes, which resided in neighborhoods ranging between middle-class and upper-class.
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In explaining how many solar panels you need, it’s our job to let you know that the math behind the answer to that question may not be your cup of tea. But you can arrive at the answer and compare quotes suited to your budget from some of the top solar installers in your area, with no commitment. Complete this brief form to get started.
When people talk about solar panels, they usually mean modules, but the difference between the two really doesn’t matter. Modules are those large, square-framed, black or chrome-colored, glass frames that cover the panels, and those which solar installers and assessors count at absorbing radiation before it’s converted to electricity.
Defining the number of “panels” depends on four variables: (1) the peak sun hours, (2) household’s daily electrical demand, (3) load capacity, and (4) adjusted load capacity.
By way of example, let’s suppose your daily electrical demand was 10 kWh, and you live in a sunny area where your home sits under 4 peak sun hours per day.
The load capacity involves dividing the daily electrical demand by the peak sun hours, so in our case, this comes out to be 2.5 kW (10 (kW/hour) ÷ 4 (peak sun hours)).
Next, we need to account for any equipment that may wear out down the line, due to outside exposure and the like. To do this, we need to adjust the system’s electrical capacity up 22% by dividing the load capacity with 0.78: 2.5 kW ÷ 0.78 = 3.2 kW.
Now that we have the adjusted load capacity, we can start to calculate for the array size. But note that not all modules are created equal, their capacities typically lie in the 250-to-400-watt range, per module. For this let’s assume a 285-watt module array. The formula used to size the systems works by dividing the adjusted load capacity by the module’s wattage: (3.2 kW ÷ 285 watts) × 1000 = 11 modules. You can always replace the 285-watt value with the wattage assigned to the module of choice and the formula will still work.
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