How Many Solar Panels You Need For Your Richmond, VA Home?

04.27.2021
2 min read

One of the most common questions POWERHOME SOLAR receives from homeowners and potential solar customers in the Richmond, VA area: How many solar panels does my home need?

Everyone’s home, energy consumption, sun exposure and budget are different, so there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are a few major factors to consider when deciding on the size of your solar array. Here’s what to look for:

Home Size

As a general rule, the larger your house is, the more energy it will consume. That means the more electricity your home needs, the more solar energy you’ll need to create.

Different solar panels produce varying amounts of wattage, but POWERHOME SOLAR uses tier-1 monocrystalline solar panels – so you can get the most energy efficiency possible out of your investment.

Exposure To Sunlight

As you may have already guessed, the amount of direct sunlight your home receives is a crucial factor in determining how many solar panels you need. Richmond enjoys hot summers with plenty of sunshine and relatively mild winter months, but if your property has lots of tree coverage or if the areas of your roof with the most surface area face directions that receive less direct sun, you may require a larger solar array. South or west exposures are best for solar arrays.

Energy Consumption

In most cases, switching from traditional energy sources to solar power doesn’t alter homeowners’ energy consumption habits – you’ll likely use a similar amount every month. When researching solar panels though, it’s good to have an idea of how much energy your home requires every month on average. 

POWERHOME SOLAR can help you invest in upgrades that will improve your home’s energy efficiency through our SMARTPWR360TM package, which can potentially reduce your home’s electricity usage by up to 26 percent.4 

Ask The POWERHOME SOLAR Experts

POWERHOME SOLAR has helped customers all over Virginia and throughout the United States switch to solar energy – and you can be next! Our team of experts is standing by to help you determine exactly how many solar panels your home needs. Contact us today to learn more about the solar array that’s right for you.