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Figure Out The Wattage Of Your Best Solar Panel System For The Savings You Need

Ean GoodguyAugust 22, 20183110

Figure Out The Wattage Of Your Best Solar Panel System For The Savings You Need

Sometimes we have to plan out how we are going to spend our money.  It doesn't exactly come as quickly as it goes unless of course, you hit the lottery.  Now, when you have a fixed income and you are trying to purchase some nice priced solar panels, you can follow your instinct, or, you can follow some educational instruction on how to make your hard earned money count.  This article will lay out a step-by-step guide for seeing what kind of solar panel system is going to best serve the needs of your household.   To determine energy expenditure expenses, multiply the unit's wattage by the number of hours you use it to find the number of watt-hours consumed each day. For instance, let's say you use a 125-watt television for three hours per day. 


STEP 01
By multiplying the wattage by the number of hours used per day, we find that you are utilizing 375 watt-hours per day. 25 watts X 3 hours = 375 watt-hours per day


STEP 02
Convert to Kilowatts
But electricity is measured in kilowatt hours on your power bill. Since we know that 1 kilowatt is equivalent to 1,000 watts, calculating how many kWh a distinct device uses is as easy as dividing by 1,000. 375 watt-hours per day / 1000 = 0.375 kWh per day


STEP 03
Usage Over a Month Period
Now to find out how much that's going to fetch you on your electric bill, you'll have to take the comparison a bit further. First, you'll want to figure out how many kWh the TV uses per month.
375 watt-hours per day X 30 days =11.25 kWh per month 


STEP 04 
Figuring Out the Cost
Next, extract out your last electric bill and examine how much you pay per kWh. For this instance, let's say you pay 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. To find how much the TV is fetching you in a month, multiply your power rate by the kWh per month that you calculated above.

11.25 kWh per month X $0.10 per kWh = $1.13 per month


Another Example

Here's added a more expensive example: Your freezer runs 24 hours a day. Most refrigerators use 300-780 watts of electricity. Let's assume you bought a model that uses only 300 watts.

300 watts X 24 hours = 7,200 watt-hours per day

7,200 watt-hours per day / 1000 = 7.2 kWh per day

7.2 kWh per day X 30 days = 216 kWh per month

216 kWh per month x $0.10 per kWh = $21.60 per month

Figure Out The Wattage Of Your Best Solar Panel System For The Savings You Need

Sometimes we have to plan out how we are going to spend our money.  It doesn't exactly come as quickly as it goes unless of course, you hit the lottery.  Now, when you have a fixed income and you are trying to purchase some nice priced solar panels, you can follow your instinct, or, you can follow some educational instruction on how to make your hard earned money count.  This article will lay out a step-by-step guide for seeing what kind of solar panel system is going to best serve the needs of your household.   To determine energy expenditure expenses, multiply the unit's wattage by the number of hours you use it to find the number of watt-hours consumed each day. For instance, let's say you use a 125-watt television for three hours per day. 

 

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