How Much Power Does A Solar Panel Produce?

12.08.2021
3 min read

Planning to add a solar power system to your home can be a confusing process. At POWERHOME SOLAR, we are experts in the solar industry, and we can help you better understand how solar panels work and how they will impact your home. As solar technology continues to advance, it is important to understand how a panel functions. The production of a single solar panel often gets overshadowed by the system as a whole, but as the building block of your solar system, individual panel power production is highly relevant. In this article, we will dive into solar panel productivity, as well as the factors that can impact how well your panels perform. 

Solar Panel Output

Solar power production is measured in watts, with different types of solar panels producing different amounts of watts. At POWERHOME SOLAR, we use monocrystalline panels with high-grade energy efficiency. While one solar panel may not be able to power your entire home, it can power a small portion of your needs. By comparing the production of one panel to your electric bill, you can determine how many solar panels you would need for your house to help to offset your entire electric bill. POWERHOME SOLAR representatives are trained to walk you through that process and help you design a system that fits your needs.

Factors That Impact Solar Panel Productivity

How Much Sunlight Your Panels Receive

Solar energy has its name for a reason. The sun produces vast amounts of energy daily. Although your solar panels can still produce energy in the shade, they will not produce as efficiently as they would if they were in direct sunlight. Direct peak sunlight is an important factor that can affect solar panel efficiency. 

How Solar Panel Direction Affects Output

Believe it or not, the direction your solar panels face on your roof is an important factor for solar panel production. The ideal roof would be south facing with plenty of sunlight, and a tilt between 30-45 degrees. Even if your roof doesn’t have ideal conditions, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have panels installed.

Weather’s Impact On Solar Panels

Lack of sunlight is not the only kind of weather that impacts solar panels. Seasonal solar performance means your system’s performance will be influenced by a number of factors. The summer is a great time for solar energy, as more sunlight is good for your energy production. However, the heat of the day can slightly reduce efficiency. On the flip side, as long as your panels are not covered in snow, the winter is also a great time of year for your panels. Cold weather is optimal for your panels in terms of efficiency, but the days are shorter than in the summer. 

Join The Solar Movement!

Individual solar panel output is vital as part of a larger system. By improving the individual panels, the solar system becomes more effective and efficient. At POWERHOME SOLAR we provide high-quality solar panels, and our team of experts is always ready to help you make an informed decision for your home. Contact us today!