How much space does solar panel need?

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Solar panels require approximately 80 to 100 square feet to produce 1 kilowatt or 1000 watts of AC Power. In some cases there is more room required for tilted panels to avoid inter panel shading. For example, a 15,000 square foot flat roof can usually accommodate a 125-150KW or larger system solar power system depending on the mounting method.

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