A solar panel is the main product of solar energy. It generates electricity from the sunlight during the daytime or sunny hours. Many consumers want to know what the size of a solar panel is, such as small solar panels, 12V solar panels, and 24V solar panels. So, in this solar panel buying guide, you will learn about the dimensions of solar panels and their applications. Let’s continue reading…
Size of Small Solar Panel: 10W to 55W
A small solar panel is also known as a mini solar panel, a portable solar panel, or a DIY solar panel. Generally, this solar panel comes in 12V. The common use of a DIY solar panel is to charge a small battery, such as 7Ah battery. Use cases of small solar panel are home lighting system, science projects, DIY projects, traffic control devices, streetlights, hydroponics framing, CCTV cameras, and more. These types of solar panels are available in local markets as well as on online shopping sites. The average price of a small solar panel starts from Rs. 1,000 to 3000, including home delivery. The size of the small solar panel is 350 * 225 * 22 mm (0.88 sq. ft.), and its weight is 1kg. You can get an idea of the size of the solar panel. A small solar panel is like a small suitcase. Below are the detailed dimensions of multiple solar panels.
Size of Medium Size Solar Panel: 125W to 225W
The medium size solar panel starts from 100W to 225W that is used for single inverter battery charging. Generally, every home and business has a power backup solution to get backup in a power cut situation. But, during some circumstances, such as high wind, transformer burring, and transmission line repairing works, the battery shows low battery at that time, people are using the solar panel to charge the battery. People are using a 2*225-watt solar panel for 150Ah battery charging. The size of the medium solar panel is 1590 * 700 * 30 mm (11.93 sq.ft.), and its weight is 14kg. We must install it in any shadow-free area on the mounting structure. We can install it on the RCC rooftop, south-facing wall, tin shade roof, agricultural land, and more.
Size of Big Size Solar Panel: 445W to 575W
The big size of solar panel starts from 400W to 575W that is used in off grid solar system, on grid solar system, hybrid solar system, and direct solar system in residential, commercial, industrial, utility scale, and agriculture sectors. This type of solar panel comes in different types of cell technology, such as mono perc, bifacial, and TOPCon. The big size of a single solar PV module is 2278*1133*35 mm (27.23 sq.ft.), and its weight is 29kg. But when you install 1kW, 2kW, 3kW, 5kW, 8kW, 10kW, or above, you need the extra shadow-free installation space. We always think about installation area strength because when we install solar panels on a mounting structure, we need to calculate the weight of solar panel + mounting structure + foundation. Below is the detailed table for the size of Loom Solar Panels:
|Solar Panel||Size (in sq. ft.)||Weight (in kg)|
The size and weight of solar panel give an idea about the installation area survey. Many consumers are planning for the installation areas while constructing the buildings. As per online sources, we can save 7–10% of the reconstruction cost if we install solar panel during the construction of the building.