Solar Sun Hours Map – Understanding how to work out your sun hours based on your Location . . .

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When we talk about “Solar Sun Hours’, we refer to the hours of full, effective sunlight received wherever you are located in the world. It is important to understand the sun hours of your location when using solar, as this may help you understand how efficient your solar system may be, depending on your applications.

Australia is one of the most effective places in the world for Solar, with Delhi – India, being the highest in recorded sun hours. An interesting fact is that Europe uses the most solar panels out of any country in the world, however generally on average only has 3 sun hours daily.

To get the most out of your solar system, Sun hours and setting your solar panel up in a way that it attracts the most sun is important.  With KT Folding Solar Kits, changing the angle every few hours to increase solar harvest is very easy and effective. The sturdy leg frames allow the panel to be set higher or lower. Fixed solar panels can be mounted to a bracket on the roof of a caravan or motorhome to adjust the angle of the panel for ultimate solar harvest, however being on the roof of a caravan or motorhome and being parked in the sun is generally enough to provide solar energy.


Below we have a map which is a basic guide to working out the sun hours of where you a based in Australia, or New Zealand. This is a simple guide and it is important to consider factors that may effect sun hours including overcast weather, storms, the season/time of year.

This is a very useful tool when used in conjunction with the KT Solar Calculator to understand how many ‘Sun Hours’ to enter into section 2 of the calculator.

Solar Exposure Map2

Should you have any questions about sun hours or solar, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team through the below form:

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