Here at the Eco Renewables Group, we work across the North West, from Liverpool to Lancaster to deliver high quality solar power solutions. One of the things that often puts people off when it comes to solar power is the poor quality of British weather. After all, how can solar power be effective in the UK? Well, to clear things up, this is our guide to solar power output.
Solar power output: the facts:
Across the UK, solar power is growing in popularity as more and more people are turning towards clean and renewable energy sources. The facts regarding the output from solar panels are as follows:
- Typically, a general residential solar power system, working at peak efficiency will generate around 3,400 kWh.
- The electricity generated by solar panels will reduce your electricity bills by around half.
- You can be paid for the electricity you generate.
How much electricity can solar panels generate?
Although each solar power system is different, and the power output will also be influenced by environmental factors, we can still give you a rough overview of the electricity generated by solar panels. These are the facts for an average domestic use solar panel system:
- A domestic solar power system can range in size from 1 kW to 5 kW
- A general 1 kW system will produce around 850 kW units per year
- A 2 kW system can generate 1,700 kW units per year
- A 5 kW system can create 4,500 kW units per year
This means that an average 4 or 5 kW system will produce enough electricity to cover an average household in a 3 bed-roomed house in the UK.
What will effect solar power output?
The effienciency of your solar power system can be effected by environmental factors. These include:
- The pitch of your roof- a 35 degree pitch is thought to be perfect
- The direction your roof is facing- South facing will be the most productive
- The amount of shade blocking your roof- For more effective results, your roof needs to be free of shade with direct access to sunlight.
For more information or advice, why not contact the experts today, here at the Eco Renewables Group?