Solar panel calculator
Our simple calculator works out how big a solar array you need to power your appliances.
Simply fill in the Appliance name, how much power it uses in Watts (W), and how many hours it is used for each day. Our calculator will then instantly tell you your usage in Watt Hours (Wh) of energy per day. Use this to make the correct choice of solar panel for summer or winter in the UK.
|X1050 Wh per day
|X3000 Wh per day
|X28000 Wh per day
In total you use around 32050 Watt-hours (Wh) of energy every day
On an average British day, the energy you need should be produced by a solar panel array of approximately 12975 Watts. However, you do of course get more power in the middle of summer than in winter. At the height of summer you could produce that power with only 6410 Watts of solar panels. In winter you would need 32050 Watts of panels to produce enough power.
As your power needs are significant, you will need a large array of panels to give you enough power. Get in touch and we'll be happy to design an appropriate system for you.
These calculations assume that there is no shading, the panels are tilted towards the sun, and that a modern MPPT regulator is used. If you are intending to use a basic PWM regulator, you should increase the array size by around 20% to ensure you have enough power.