Need help with solar basics?
Maybe it's just me
First, its important to remember that energy used is in watt hours, where power is in watts. Power x time = energy So figure how many hours per day you want your computer, lights, and water pumps and stuff to go. Use that little formula, and you will understand your demand. Your 1000W panel will give you 1000W on the longest day of the year when it is facing the sun exactly. Every other day and normal clouds reduces it. In a good fixed orientation, your 1000W panel operating correctly will likely give you 125 kwhr/month in July and half that in December. That number does depend on your latitude and weather, so thats an estimate.Operate everything 8 hours/day, you will use about 7.2kwhr/day ~ 216 kwhr/mo.