How Many Solar Panels Needed To Power A Home?

How big a solar power system do I need to power my house? The appropriate sizing of a solar power system to supply a home’s electricity needs is one of the most common questions from people considering buying solar panels. Energy Matters offers a number of tools and ways to help you determine the best size system for your house and circumstances. One of these is our solar calculator.

If you’re interested in obtaining personalised insights, you can also get FREE solar quotes through Energy Matters, ensuring that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about harnessing solar energy for your home.

Looking to find out what size solar system you need for your home?

Use Energy Matter’s Solar and Battery Calculator to estimate the system you will need and the price you can expect to pay.

Solar Panel System Size At A Glance

How big a solar power system you will need is largely determined by your usage. The following image displays grid-connected solar panel systems suitable for various household sizes. 

Solar system size for household size

The size of the solar system you need will be determined by the following factors:

  • Your current and future energy needs. You must consider future purchases or changes that may impact your usage, ie. purchasing an electric vehicle.
  • The space available on your roof. Limited or unviable roof space may significantly impact the size of the system that can be installed.
  • Your budget. Budget constraints may play a role in the size of the system you choose to install.

Energy Matters is here to help

Finding out the right solar PV system size for your home is as easy as completing a simple form! Our FREE solar and battery quote service connects you with solar experts. These experts are local to you and will determine the best size system for your needs. 

This service is completely obligation-free. You will receive up to 3 quotes for you to compare. Click the button below to begin your solar journey today!