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Solar power system sizing

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Solar power system sizing
Description This page provides an example of how to calculate the size of a solar power system based on the amount of energy used by a customer.
Intended use Sizing a photovoltaic system
Keywords Solar system, photovoltaic system, solar panels, battery, inverter, load, energy, electricity, power, calculation, efficiency, energy generation, sunlight, watts, kilowatts
Documentation language English
Appropedia user Ericblazek
Project status Calculation
Project was made No
Date of publication 2006/03/29
Countries of design
Project affiliation
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SDG SDG04 Quality education, SDG07 Affordable and clean energy, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities, SDG12 Responsible consumption and production, SDG13 Climate action

How to size a Solar PV System[edit]

Average Annual Energy Usage kWh/day
* 1000 watts/kWh
- other energy generation sources
/ Usable Hours of Sunlight Per Day
/ Watts per PV Panel
* 1+days of backup power
/ Battery Effeciency
/ Inverter Effeciency

e.g.

10 kWh/day usage
* 1000 watts/kWh
- 0 (no other generation)
/ 5 Usable Hours of Sunlight Per Day
/ 200 watts per panel
* 3 (Two days of extra juice)
/ 75% Battery Effeciency
/ 94% Inverter Effeciency
= 43 panels
* $800 per panel
= $34,400
+ battery costs

Is this right ??? -Thank you for asking. No, it is not right. More later. --189.156.20.58 00:58, 3 August 2007 (PDT)

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