To help keep your solar energy panels running efficiently, keep a record of your solar panels performance. On this record, note when the days are overcast and how much energy your panels produced. This will help you plan your energy consumption better. For example, if the forecast is cloudy, then you should wait to do household chores that use a lot of energy.
There is no need to hook your solar power system onto a power grid in your area. You have the ability to be independent from the power companies in your area. In other words, you won't need to change electric services should you move, nor will you see high electric bills anymore.
This video goes over a how to put the calculation we performed in the Solar Power System Design into Excel. Note: This is not meant for actual systems as some …
Use winter sunshine hours instead of summer hours whenever you are calculating how many solar panels you will need. This is because winter sunshine hours only add up to about half that of summer. It is better to overestimate how many panels you will need rather than underestimate. If you underestimate, you will end up losing power when you need it.