Sizing and Designing Your Home Solar Power System To Save Money ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
If you have ever wondered how big of a solar power system you would need to install on your roof to power all or some of your daily household energy needs? In order to answer this question you will need to do a little bit of analysis. You will need to know what the energy capacity is of the the major energy consuming products in your home and typically how long everyday they are in operation ( duty cycle).
These energy consumers include things like:
1- HVAC – your heating and ventilation systems
2- Hotwater and pool pump
4 – Washer and Dryer
5- Stove,Oven and Refrigerator.