2,000 kWh per month is quite a lot of electricity. Especially if you want to generate it by using solar panels. Nonetheless, everything can be done with enough solar panels. How many solar panels do you need for 2,000 kWh per month?

There are various factors from solar panel sizes, location, and so on that will come into play. We will help you calculate the exact number of solar panels you would need for 2,000 kWh per month.

On top of that, you can freely use the ‘**2,000 kWh Per Month Calculator**‘ you will find further on. Basically, you just input solar panel wattage and peak sun hours, and the calculator will dynamically calculate how many solar panels you need to get that amount of electricity per month.

First of all, let’s look at the most average possible case: One 300W solar panel in an area with 6 sun peak hours.

If we can calculate how many kWh does this one standard solar panel generate in a month, we will be able to determine the number of such panels to generate 2,000 kWh.

Here’s how you do just that:

300W generates 0.3 kWh every peak sun hour. If we have a sunny location with 6 peak sun hours *(measure of solar irradiance)*, that’s 1.8 kWh per day and 54 kWh per month.

Now, we need to take into account solar panel losses. An average solar panel ** will lose**, due to AC and DC conversions, batteries, and so on, about

**25% of the electricity**generated. That means that our 300W 6-peak sun hours solar panel will generate 40.5 kWh per month.

It’s easy to determine how many of these 300W solar panels we need to accumulate 2,000 kWh per month:

**Number Of Panels = 2,000 kWh/month รท 40.5 kWh/month = 49.38 Panels**

What this tells us is that we need 50 300W solar panels to generate 2,000 kWh of electricity per month.

Of course, you might not choose 300W solar panels. You might not get 6 peak sun hours. That means you will need less than 50 solar panels or more than 50 solar panels to generate 2,000 kWh per month.

How much exactly?

You can use this calculator to adjust the panel sizes and peak sun hours to determine the exact number of solar panels you need for 2,000 kWh/month:

## 2,000 kWh Per Month Calculator

Let’s look at one example to illustrate how this 2,000 kWh calculator works.

We will use the standard 300W panels and a not-all-that-sunny location with low solar irradiance (let’s say 5 peak sun hours; that’s North US, even Canada).

Let’s plug 300W and 5 peak hours in the calculator. Here’s what we get:

That means that we would need 59 300W solar panels to produce 2,000 kWh per month if we get little sun (5 peak sun hours).

You can use the calculator to make pretty much any number of solar panels calculation. To help you out, we have calculated the number of solar panels needed for 2,000 kWh for 5,6,7 peak sun hours and 50-1,000W solar panel wattages, and summarized them in this table:

### Number Of Solar Panels Needed For 2,000 kWh Per Month (Table)

Solar Panel Size: | 5 Peak Sun Hours | 6 Peak Sun Hours | 7 Peak Sun Hours |
---|---|---|---|

50 Watt | 356 Solar Panels | 296 Solar Panels | 254 Solar Panels |

100 Watt | 178 Solar Panels | 148 Solar Panels | 127 Solar Panels |

150 Watt | 119 Solar Panels | 99 Solar Panels | 85 Solar Panels |

200 Watt | 89 Solar Panels | 74 Solar Panels | 63 Solar Panels |

250 Watt | 71 Solar Panels | 59 Solar Panels | 51 Solar Panels |

300 Watt | 59 Solar Panels | 49 Solar Panels | 42 Solar Panels |

350 Watt | 51 Solar Panels | 42 Solar Panels | 36 Solar Panels |

400 Watt | 44 Solar Panels | 37 Solar Panels | 32 Solar Panels |

450 Watt | 40 Solar Panels | 33 Solar Panels | 28 Solar Panels |

500 Watt | 36 Solar Panels | 30 Solar Panels | 25 Solar Panels |

1,000 Watt | 18 Solar Panels | 15 Solar Panels | 13 Solar Panels |

As you can see, the more powerful the sun (more peak sun hours) and the more powerful an individual solar panel, the fewer solar panels you will need to generate 2,000 kWh per month.

Hopefully, this will help you adequately plan your solar system size. You are also recommended to use this solar calculator (kW, size, savings, payback) before you really start with any solar energy project.