How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Posted on February 18, 2022 in by kcoughlin

Wondering “how many solar panels do I need?” Before you bust out the calculator and start measuring the square footage of your roof, let us help. The number of solar panels needed to power your home depends largely on your average household kilowatt usage over the course of a year. In simple terms, the amount of electricity you consume. Naturally, things like the size of your home, amenities like electric cars and pools, and the number of individuals living in your household will all affect this number.

How many solar panels do I need?

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? A Breakdown.

There isn’t a neat one-size-fits-all answer for this question. However, there is a process we use to determine the precise number of solar panels you need to power your home efficiently. At Bison Roofing & Solar, we want to make sure you are getting the best value for your money. That being said, we aim to not overshoot the number of panels we install, so that you can keep your costs low. Ideally, your monthly spend will be significantly less than you pay to FPL.

How We Determine How Many Solar Panels You Need

The first step in figuring out the right number of panels is to help you access your energy dashboard to determine your kilowatt usage over the past year. This shows us how much electricity your household is using on average. We use the best solar panels in the industry. Once we know how much energy is needed, we virtually build a system on your roof that will cover your energy needs sufficiently.

The placement of your solar panels depends on the way your roof is structured and the direction it faces. Solar panels have the most efficiency on south-facing roofs. However, they can do their job on any roof, as long as they are placed correctly. We take into account the structure of your roof, and the energy needed, and this is how we come up with the number of panels needed to power your home.

Extra panels can be added for things such as powering electric cars, etc. This is why each solar project we take on is completely tailored to your specific needs. No two are identical, and we take the time to get to know you so that you get a system built perfectly for you.

Some 2000 square foot homes only need a few panels such as 20-25, while others may need 30. It all depends on your energy usage and living situation. Again, the exact number is different for every household. As far as cost is concerned, you can read in depth about that in our blog here. (link to cost blog). We also offer many financing options that keep your monthly payments low, so you can pay for your solar system with the cost savings from your electric bill.

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Find Out How Many Solar Panels Your Home Needs Today!

The best way to find out precisely how many solar panels you need is to have one of our solar experts analyze your home’s energy usage and give you a customized report. This service is completely free of charge and comes with no obligation. Bison Roofing & Solar is the best in the industry. Sadly, we have witnessed many other companies undersizing systems, resulting in a higher monthly cost for you. With Bison, you can rest assured that you are getting the best possible deal, top service, and state of the art technology. Don’t take our word for it, read what our customers are saying in our google reviews, where we have earned a 4.7 star rating.

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