Is this solar panel kit right for me?
This 5kW microinverter based kit is a serious residential solar system. It’s one of the most popular installed systems. The energy generated by these systems is significant. The average American uses 920kWh per month. Based on that average this system could provide 40-90% of your usage and reduce your bill by as much as 90%. If you’re an average consumer of electricity (920kWh/month), a 5000W system is probably a great fit for you.
A 5kW Solar Kit requires up to 400 square feet of space. 5kW or 5 kilowatts is 5,000 watts of DC direct current power. This could produce an estimated 350 to 850 kilowatt hours (kWh) of alternating current (AC) power per month, assuming at least 5 sun hours per day with the solar array facing South. The highest output will be achieved with an unobstructed south-facing view of the sun for maximum solar power. The actual power generated will vary based on location, equipment and installation factors. Refer to your electric utility bill to find the actual kWh used per month and compare it to how much power these low cost 5kW PV systems can generate.