How may solar panels would I need to run my house?

This depends on a number of factors including your energy usage, the amount of appropriate roof space available, how much you want to spend and what proportion of your

electricity you wish to generate.  

Most households find that 1-2 kW system is appropriate and a solar company will be able to confirm your needs.  Installing solar power is a great incentive to reduce your

energy consumption, which will therefore require a smaller system.

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1. How does it work?
2. Do I stay connected to the electricity grid?
3. Is my housesuitable for solar panels?
4. Do I need a permit to install solar panels?
5. How may solar panels would I need to run my house?
6. Why can't all my energy needs be met with rooftop solar panels?
7. How much can I save with solar panels?
8. What are the advantages of solar energy?
9. Other options?
10. What is the maximum system size AC or DC allowed?
11. Are batteries allowed or required for installation?
12. Is there a fee for submission of the interconnection agreement?
13. Are customers required to have general liability on their homeowners insurance?
14. Is a meter replacement required for solar panels?
15. Is a production meter required?
16. What is the Borough's buy back rate?
17. Are placards required? What are the requirements?
18. Are there any special requirements for installation?