Off Grid Solar Load Calculator
One of the most important things to do BEFORE going solar is to calculate the amount of electricity you are currently using. You will use this information to determine the size of solar power system you will need. Our Solar Load Calculator can help you calculate your system load. To learn more about estimating your average energy usage, go to: Electrical Load Evaluation Calculation and System Design Information.
Load Calculator Instructions:
- Fill out each field for each appliance, if you are unsure about the wattage of your appliance, click on "Add Appliance From Load Chart" button to add that appliance from the list that we prepared for you, with estimated wattage.
- Use "Add Appliance" to add an empty row, and the "X" button on the right to each row to delete that row.
- You can save the calculation to your email by filling out the form underneath the Load Calculator and click on "Send" button. Fields marked with "*" are required.
NOTE: This calculator is intended for helping us design off-grid solar systems. If you need a grid-tie or utility interactive system, please contact our office for a quotation. For grid-tie systems, you will need to know the maximum amount of energy your home consumes during the year. For most people, this occurs during the summer months due to running an air conditioner. You can find this information on your electrical utility bill. If you have any questions regarding your utility bill, we are here to help! Contact us at (800) 383-0195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Appliance||Quantity||Watts||Minutes On/Hour||Hours On/Day||Days On/Week||Average Watt Hours/Day||Max Watt Hours/Day|
Total Average Watt-Hours/Day:
Total Max Watt-Hours/Day:
|Clock radio||10||Coffee maker||1050||Clothes washer||425|
|Electric clothes dryer||3400||Natural gas clothes dryer||300||Dishwasher||1800|
|Dehumidifier||785||Electric blanket||80||Ceiling fan||120|
|Window fan||150||House furnace blower fan||900||RV furnace blower fan||100|
|Hair dryer||1540||Portable heater||1250||Clothes iron||1400|
|Microwave oven||1000||Personal computer||250||Computer monitor||150|
|Laptop computer||50||Home stereo||100||Refrigerator (18 cubic ft.)||69|
|Freezer (17 cubic ft.)||79||Game console (XBOX 360)||135||Hot plate||1200|
|Toaster oven||1250||20" LED flatscreen tv||25||30" LED flatscreen tv||35|
|40" LED flatscreen tv||45||40" Plasma flatscreen tv||60||50" LED flatscreen tv||60|
|50" Plasma flatscreen tv||109||60" LED flatscreen tv||75||60" Plasma flatscreen tv||165|
|Toaster||1100||DVD/Blu Ray player||30||Vacuum cleaner||1220|
|Electric water heater (40 gal.)||5000||Satellite receiver or cable box||35||1/3 hp well pump||365|
|1/2 hp well pump||525||RV water pump||100||Compact fluorescent bulb (CFL)||25|
|LED light||15||30 watt incandescent bulb||30||50 watt incandescent bulb||50|
|60 watt incandescent bulb||60||75 watt incandescent bulb||75||100 watt incandescent bulb||100|
|150 watt incandescent bulb||150||Cable Modem or DSL||6||Smoke Detector||5|
|Air Conditioner (Window Unit)||1500||Air Conditioner (Central AC)||3500||1 hp well pump||1050|
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