How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Run a House?

Nov 14, 2019

Solar PanelsThere are a lot of factors involved in choosing how many solar panels you’ll need for your home, such as the square footage of your home and what your energy usage is like on a daily basis. For example, a family of four has very different energy needs than a family of two. And, a 3,000-square-foot home and a 1,500-square-foot home will also differ in the number of solar panels needed. The best way to calculate how many solar panels you need for your home is to multiply the square footage of your home by two. This is the approximate number of watts you need to power your home. If you live in a 1,500-square-foot home, that’s 3,000 watts. Since a typical solar panel produces 300 watts of power, that means you’ll need at least 10 solar panels. However, it’s best to work with a licensed solar installer who can give you the most accurate estimate of how many solar panels you need for your home.

SunPower® Solar Panels

At Byers, we’re proud to supply Northern California homeowners with some of the best solar panels in the industry – SunPower® solar panels. They provide the highest wattage in the industry, at up to 425 watts per panel. This reduces the number of solar panels you need to power your home. SunPower solar panels also deliver extraordinary power and have a sleek design that will blend wonderfully into your roof.

Even better, SunPower backs its solar panels with an industry-best 25-year warranty for added peace of mind. This warranty covers performance, labor, and parts – not just the panels.

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If you’re ready to go solar, contact Byers today. We are proud to be the leading home improvement contractor in Northern California. The solar panels you buy from us will be expertly installed by our factory-certified technicians who always go the extra mile to provide precise service.