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What can a 100w solar panel run?

asked 2017-01-23 14:56:55 -0500

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I'm looking into small scale DIY options for solar and have noticed there is a big range in terms of panel wattage. I know the typical PV panel will be in the 200-300 watt range but how much power is a 100 watter going to offer? Wondering how many I might need to power my shed

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answered 2017-03-20 15:51:33 -0500

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updated 2017-03-20 15:51:33 -0500

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A 100 watt solar panel will probably produce 120 to 160 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, depending on where you live and what direction the panel faces. That's enough to power a standard incandescent lightbulb for approximately 6 hours each day.

By comparison, a standard solar panel system that is sized to power a home in the US is around 6 kilowatts, which is equal to 60 100 watt solar panels.

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