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Solar panel dimensions cm

We know that self-consumption is an interesting idea because you want to produce electricity on your own, either with a connection to the public grid or at a remote site.

Solar energy production is important to you, but you don’t know if there is enough space in your home? No problem, you are in the right place.

Solar panel dimensions cm

My Solar Kit reveals all about the size of a solar panel and where it will fit in your home.

Content

  1. Why talk about the dimension of a solar panel?
  2. Why choose a small dimension solar panel?
  3. What is the size of a standard solar panel?
  4. The dimensions of a solar panel change according to its type
  5. The dimension of a 300W solar panel
  6. The dimension of a solar panel VS the dimensioning of the solar panel
  7. Think about the energy needs before thinking about the size of the solar panel.
  8. A panel dimension that fits
  9. The dimension of a solar panel depending on the roof
  10. Solar panel dimension: the area occupied by a small/high power solar kit on your roof
  11. Does the size of the photovoltaic solar panel affect its useful life?
  12. Is a specific size of solar panel required for the production permit?
  13. A proper cleaning for a dimension of solar panel

Why talk about the dimension of a solar panel?

 

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There are many who wonder about the dimensions of solar panels , whether they are photovoltaic, thermal, hybrid or aerovoltaic.

It makes sense because if you want to install a solar kit with or without a battery, you still need to know the roof area it will occupy.

Do you need information about the different types of solar panels? This article may be of interest to you:

 Why choose a small dimension solar panel?

 

 

The small dimension photovoltaic solar panel is mainly intended for adventurers.

Its small size makes it the ideal companion for charging small electronic devices such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, or LED light.

If we take the example of a small size solar panel available in one of our nomadic solar panel kits, a small size solar panel can measure approximately 60 cm².

You can take it everywhere.

In the same way, we offer flexible solar panels of different sizes that can be installed in your truck, boat, camping-car or motorhome.

What is the size of a standard solar panel?

 

You have many options in terms of size for a solar panel .

Especially since size is not the only characteristic of a module.

You should also think about weight and power .

We understand that you are confused, but keep this in mind:

A standard photovoltaic panel measures on average 1m wide and 1.7m long , or around 1.7m² .

 

 

(SISTOVI 300 Wc)

A standard photovoltaic module weighs about 18 kg and is about 4 cm thick .

Would you like to know more about the dimensions of each of our solar panels?

The dimensions of a solar panel change according to its type

 

Depending on your self-consumption project, you are led to choose a type of solar panel .

Depending on your self-consumption project , you have the possibility of installing photovoltaic panels, thermal panels, hybrid panels or aerovoltaic panels.

The composition of the different types of solar panels changes because they do not fulfill the same function.

Inevitably, its dimensions will also change more or less significantly.

Want to know more about the different types of solar panels? These articles may be of interest to you:

  • What type of solar panel to choose?
  • Everything you need to know about the composition of a solar panel

 

The dimension of a 300W solar panel

 

 

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The 300W solar panel size is the most popular photovoltaic module for a solar installation.

This panel allows you to produce with good performance for a reasonable purchase price .

Its dimensions are the same as those of a standard photovoltaic panel (≈1m wide, ≈1.7m long and ≈3.5cm thick).

 

The dimension of a solar panel VS the dimensioning of the solar panel

Although these terms are similar, it is important to differentiate between dimension and panel sizing .

The dimension of the solar panel refers to its size and weight expressed in  and in kg respectively.

The dimensioning of the photovoltaic panels corresponds to the functional characteristics necessary for your installation to correctly fulfill its function.

In other words, the sizing of photovoltaic panels expresses the number of modules needed to cover your electrical needs. It takes into account 6 factors :

  • Your annual electricity consumption
  • Your energy consumption habits
  • Its available surface (m²) of insolation (roofs, facades, floors)
  • The tilt of your photovoltaic solar panels
  • The total peak power of all panels that can be installed
  • Installation optimization (installation management tools)

 

Think about the energy needs before thinking about the size of the solar panel.

 

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You should not rush into your reflection by focusing on the viability of your self-consumption project.

First of all, you need to know your energy consumption .

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The easiest way to find out how much electricity your home uses is to look at your electricity bill.

Kilowatt-hours (kWh) represent billed electricity usage over a given period of time.

Our advisers can guide you in your choice:

A panel dimension that fits

The size and power of your PV panel is not everything.

The most important thing is to know how to get the best out of your monocrystalline or polycrystalline photovoltaic panel .

The electricity produced by a badly installed 300W solar panel will be less than that of a well installed 250W solar panel.

Once you have identified the areas most exposed to sunlight , you need to pay attention to the orientation , shading , and tilt of your solar panel for optimal electricity production.

The best orientation for your solar panel is south .

If it is not facing south, a southeast or southwest exposure is more than adequate.

 

 

 

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Shading is anything that can cause a clog of your PV cells.

This takes into account any potential masking around the solar modules, but also dirt and impurities that might land on it.

The inclination of your panels must be perpendicular to the sun’s rays , for optimal capture by the silicon solar cells.

In practice, tilt is used to correct for performance losses.

An angle of 30° on average is the best to get the most out of the panel’s performance.

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A photovoltaic kit that respects these recommendations is more profitable. Installing solar panels in this way minimizes the loss of energy yield.

 

The dimension of a solar panel depending on the roof

Would you like to install a self-consumption solar kit, but you do not know if the space available on your roof is adequate ?

The type of roof is not a problem for an overlapping fixing as long as its sunny surface is suitable.

On the other hand, a distance of 20 cm must be maintained between the edge of your roofs and your modules.

The available surface is then affected.

This may affect the number or size of your solar panels for the same total power.

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Your solar power plant adapts to your home. The installation of solar panels can be done on a flat roof, a sloped roof, on the ground or on the facade.

Attention: In case you opt for a photovoltaic installation integrated in the building, certain types of roofs (zinc, straw, tile or tar) make the operation complex.

Solar panel dimension: the area occupied by a small/high power solar kit on your roof

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French solar kit 3000 W

(10 panels of 300W for ≈ 17m 2 ) 

 

French solar kit 1000 W

(4 panels of 300W for ≈ 7m 2 ) 

Does the size of the photovoltaic solar panel affect its useful life?

 

Do you think that a large photovoltaic panel is more fragile than a small one ?

Your solar panel is subject to manufacturing restrictions that make it very robust .

The size does not influence the useful life of your panel.

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In general, the initial electrical production capacity of a photovoltaic module is guaranteed up to 80% by manufacturers after 25 years. On average, it can produce up to 40 years.

 

Is a specific size of solar panel required for the production permit?

 

Urban planning issues for solar kits are sometimes complex and are often a source of limitations.

If the installation of the photovoltaic panels superimposed or placed on the ground, it is not necessary to apply for a building permit.

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N°1: If your installation modifies the structure of the building or if you have questions about the regulations, do not hesitate to contact us. Our advisers are at your disposal.

N°2: My Solar Kit proposes a complete offer for photovoltaic installations

 

A proper cleaning for a dimension of solar panel

 

The dimension of the solar panel is not relevant to the question of cleanliness .

Of course, the larger the facility, the longer the cleaning time.

However, small power photovoltaic solar installations (less than 36 kWc) require little care and maintenance .

A simple low pressure stream of water is enough to remove dust and dirt from your system.

If you want to go further, there are also specific products for cleaning photovoltaic modules.

The cleaning maintenance product protects the photovoltaic panel over time against impurities and dirt.

Do you want to know more about cleaning your solar panels? This article may be of interest to you: