How Big is a Solar Panel & Its Weight?

There are many things that customers miss out on about solar panels even after they decide to get renewable energy for their homes and offices. 

While most people are more focused on the amount of electricity they will be getting and the cut in the cost of power. However, some people ask, how big is a solar panel, or how much does a solar panel weigh? 

These questions can make a big difference for all those who want to install a solar panel system to power their electricity needs. Even so, solar panels' size and weight can mean a lot, especially if you are in a shared space where you cannot cover the whole roof with your solar setup. 

Similarly, the weight of the setup might impact many users. Find out all about these solar panels, and you can decide what you want and how much your building and you can afford.

What is the size of standard solar panels?

The various types of panels have varying weights and sizes. The size of a solar panel will depend on its wattage and material. If you are using a mono-crystalline silicon panel, it will weigh less, and if you need more power from the solar setup, then the weight of your solar panel system will be more. 

The size of the standard solar panels is around 30 to 40 pounds, but this weight is for many silicon solar cells set in rows and columns to generate enough electricity. 

The standard size of 60 cells of 250 watts, each measuring 5.5 feet by 3.5 feet and weighing 40 pounds. However, if you use a specific solar cell panel that weighs less or more, you will be generating power accordingly, and the weight will also be different. 

We will see the weight and size of the various sets of standard solar panels available in the market. Headline Solar follows the same sizes to suit our customers and ensures that if they are shifting from one service to another, the sizing and panel expanse does not change. 

The basic size of a solar panel 

The usual size of a panel is to have 60 cells arranged in a grid. These cells make up an area of 17.85 square feet. This size will be good enough for you if you live in a shared space and need a basic solar panel. Moreover, the power generation from this panel will also be lower than the other larger solar panels available in the market. 

A bigger solar panel

The other size that has become a standard for more panels is the 72-cell panel which has a width of 6.42 feet but is the same width as the basic solar panel setup. The area covered by this size is around 20.865 square feet. These sizes will help you understand which panel is good for your area and help you decide whether you need a bigger or smaller panel. 

The ideal solar panel efficiency

Solar panel efficiency means the capability to transform solar energy into electricity. Most solar panels have an efficiency of up to 20%, so you would need a lot more solar panels than you thought; therefore, the size and weight mean more. 


Solar panels are made of solar cells, each with an efficiency of 20%, and therefore consumers need to know how many they will have to install to fulfill their home or office needs. The space that solar panels occupy and the weight of the panels will be important information for all consumers looking into getting solar panels. 

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