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Solar Panel

Electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells.

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    This solar panel calculator will, given the Watt rating of a solar panel, its dimensions and number of units calculate the total power you can expect and roof space taken up. It will also tell you the rated voltage and ampage, useful for correctly sizing an inverter or regulator.
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Solar Panel Efficiency

Solar Panel Efficiency is a percentage measure of how Solar Energy from the Sun hitting a solar panel is ideally converted into useful electrical power. This is often given assuming perfect conditions; i.e. no shade, maximum sun and cool. In practice the actual rate of conversion can be somewhat different due to:

  • Shading - even partial shading can have a dramatic effect on the energy produced.
  • Heat - the hotter a solar panel becomes the less efficient it is at converting solar energy into electrical energy.
  • Sun Strength - akin to shading, but if the Sun is behind clouds or low in the sky you will get dramatically less power.

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