Will solar work in my location?

Solar is universal and will work virtually anywhere, however some locations are better than others.

Irradiance is a measure of the sun's power available at the surface of the earth and it averages about 1000 watts per square meter. With typical crystalline solar cell efficiencies around 14-16%, that means we can expect to generate about 140-160W per square meter of solar cells placed in full sun.

Insolation is a measure of the available energy from the sun and is expressed in terms of "full sun hours" (i.e. 4 full sun hours = 4 hours of sunlight at an irradiance level of 1000 watts per square meter).  Do not base your solar product based on e.g. 6am in the morning to 6pm in the evening since production varies. We use sun hours as an average.

Obviously different parts of the world receive more sunlight from others, so they will have more "full sun hours" per day. There are also other deciding factors on site including the amount of shading the area is in.


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