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Solar kwh production as % of capacity - Winter vs Summer

  • 21-01-2022 6:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 717 ✭✭✭ Robertr

    Just wondering what people are seeing in terms of production in winter vs summer when compared to their potential production capacity. So if I had 12 panels rated at 4kw (which I assume is at 100% efficiency), what is that like in reality Ireland in mid December?

    If you really wanted to run a large household on solar all year round, what size system to you really need? Excluding heating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,930 ✭✭✭ graememk

    The site most of us use for prediction is linked below. It's quite accurate. That being said, to cover year round you'll need a lot for winter but way too much in the summer

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭ ECO_Mental

    Even better.!..look at the sticky thread on the top of this forum. The boards users here have entered detailed statistics of their systems on a Google Excel Sheet for sharing including their monthly production for 2021. You should be able to find a system on there that will have the particular needs you are looking for.

    ***Please download the google sheet to your own computer if you are going to do any filtering or messing around with it.* thanks

    6.1kWp south facing, South of Cork City

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭ MAULBROOK

    This could help. 6.2kw SE North Wexford .

    Yes the winter months are low production but look at it this way, their is still production. Ireland is not that bad for solar PV