Managed to find your way to this page thinking that we’re going to give some long drawn out mathematical methodology for calculating out the solar energy potential for your property, guess what, you’re wrong. While it’s not terribly difficult we’d rather rely on the power of the internet to give us virtually instantaneous and super accurate results.
How much energy any given property can produce with solar is less a science and more of an art. It depends greatly on a number of factors primarily your geographical location, but also where the installation is sited on the property, what angle of tilt the panels may or may not have, which direction towards the sun they are facing, etc, etc… so we’ll qualify everything that we say here on this page and throughout our website with the caveat that you should always consult a professional. That being said, if you’re even vaguely curious as to how much solar potential your property has, the first and best resource to use is to check the PV Watts database maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The PV Watts website pulls information from a host of other databases, uses google maps for exact location and then allows you as the user to tweak the specifics of the system you want to install. It then calculates the system performance against current utility rates to give you relatively accurate cost versus savings of your installation.
We have provided very rough summaries of solar pv performance cost and benefit for all 50 States, we pulled our information from PV Watts.