A 5kVA (kilovolt-ampere) solar system can potentially power a variety of electrical devices and appliances, depending on factors such as the available sunlight, the efficiency of the solar panels, and the energy consumption of the devices. Keep in mind that the actual performance of a solar system can vary based on location, weather conditions, and other variables.
Here’s a rough estimate of what a 5kVA solar system could potentially power:
A 5kVA solar system can power a significant number of LED lights and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for many hours.
Small appliances like fans, radios, TVs, laptops, and phone chargers.
Standard-sized refrigerator for several hours each day, depending on its energy efficiency.
Various electronics such as routers, modems, and small home entertainment systems.
Small water pumps for irrigation or water circulation.
It’s important to note that the total power consumption of your devices and appliances needs to be considered when determining what a 5kVA solar system can run. Additionally, if you’re considering running heavy appliances like air conditioners, water heaters, or larger power tools, you might need a larger solar system or a battery storage solution to provide the necessary energy. Any element requires a large amount of power to heat, so we strongly suggest leaving geysers, stoves and ovens off of your system. With this said depending on your power consumption habits, other items can be added to the solar supply. *See our article on lithium batteries and loads.
To get a more accurate estimation of what a 5kVA solar system can run in your specific situation, it’s recommended to consult with a professional solar installer. They can analyze your energy consumption patterns, the available sunlight in your location, and other relevant factors to provide a tailored assessment.