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How many kilowatts does an average home need if to be ran on

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How many kilowatts does an average home need if to be ran on solar panels
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Martin replied 1 year ago.
Hi. That depend what you have to run. The EIA made a survey in 2013.
10,908 kilowatthours (kWh) per year
Source:
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3
This would mean 1.25 KW of instant power on average but as we are most active in the day, 2 KW is more realist. That is average, you need to assume all the equipment that may enter in activation all at the same time. Here is a quick overview:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_energy_consumption

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