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# How many solar panels to produce 50 mega watts?

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###### Asked in Renewable Energy, Solar Power

### How many watts do you get from a square meter of solar panels?

The amount of power you get depends on a number of factors,
including the efficiency of the solar panels.
Ideally, the energy of sunlight would be about 1366 watts per
square meter, but losses do to such things as the atmosphere reduce
this to a practical limit of about 1000 watts. If a solar panel of
one meter is 10% efficient, then this means you would get about 100
watts. New technologies are achieving efficiencies approaching 50%,
which would produce 500 watts; but some older panels were only 6%
efficient.
Since you ask about watts, I am assuming you mean photovoltaic
panels. Solar thermal collectors are more efficient, but do not
produce electricity.

###### Asked in Home Electricity, Outdoor Activities

### How many solar panels will be required for a solar system - four rooms - 3 solar fans - fridge - lighting - cooker - heater - mobile charger - tv and other uses?

To calculate the power used it is necessary to add up the power
requirement: typical power values would be solar fans 0, fridge 20
watts average, lighting 200 watts, cooker up to 3000 watts, heater
up to 3000 watts, mobile charger 3 watts, TV 150 watts. Solar
panels of around 1.2 metres by 1 metre produce about 220 watts in
maximum conditions, or about 15 watts out of direct sunlight. So
without the heater or cooker a couple of panels should do it on a
sunny day, otherwise add 15 panels for the cooker OR the
heater.

###### Asked in Solar Power

### How many electric solar panels do you need to run your refrigerator?

There are many factors that will come into play here.
1. Where do you live? The region will determine how much sun, on
average, you will receive. In Wisconsin we get about three hours of
full sunlight each day. Temperature also is important. The warmer
your location, the worse solar panels work. If your area is over 85
degrees, your panels will not produce as well.
3. What size panels? Panel ratings are made using short circuit
current and open voltage peaks. In th real world you can expect
about 80% from a panel. My 75 watts panels will peak at 56 watts on
a sunny and cool day. In the summer, the panels degrade to about 48
watts.
4. What is the power needed for your unit? If you draw is, on
average, 200 watts you will need to cover 200 watts.
Let's do the math now. To do so you take the 200 watts times 24
hours. So we will need to collect 4800 watts a day of power.
Assuming you live near me you will have three hours of equivalent
full sunlight to do this with 56 watts an hour from each panel.
That comes out to 168 watts a panel per day. The minimum number of
panels for my area would be 29. This should give you enough for all
but the warmest days to cover your unit.

###### Asked in Science

### How many solar panels to generate 1500kw?

Well it depends on the power efficient of each solar panel and
how much light they get.
If you got panels that, in normal sunlight put out 100 watts;
then for 1,500,000 watts you would need: 15 thousand panels.
Now lets say you use two mirrors on each panel; then you would
have about three times the light/power in normal light, so
1,500,000 divided by 300: so you would need 5000 panels and 10,000
mirrors.

###### Asked in Solar Power

### If you had a solar power house how would you power your building?

The solar power can power your house. Solar power energy can be
used to power many things, it just depends on how many solar panels
you have. Tioga Energy specializes in solar power. They install and
facilitate the solar panels but the customer agrees to buy power
from the power generated from the solar panels.
www.tiogaenergy.com