or how many watts? i dont use much electricity. i have on a couple of lights and a computer, sometimes the tv. how many solar panels would i need to power those constantly throughout the day, and maybe charge batteries for night? the air, refrigerator and hot water heater i would still use regular electricity.
solar panels produce DC electricity, not AC. So, they would have to charge a bank of batteries, then you’d need an inverter to convert DC to AC.
You need to find what your peak wattage is (consumption) and how long you want to run things for and work backwards from there.
Suffice to say, a roof-full of panels probably won’t be enough.