Electronic – How to choose a Solar Panel

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As per the title – How do i choose a Solar Panel?

What are the criteria (Watt, Voltage, Technology etc) that I need to take into considerations when I choose a suitable solar panel for my project?

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Find average daily insolation by month from Gaisma

Watt hours max per day != Watts rate max x sunshine hours from Gaisma.

If storing in a battery and retrieving the average wWattage you can run continually ~~=

Watts = Panel_peak_Watts x Sunshine hours per day / k

k is a mimimum of about 30 and can be 60+.
Depends on how well you match panel to battery etc.

What are you operating?
what Wattage?
What location?
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Olin says black side up.
Sometimes its pretty blue side up :-)
Depends on technology used in cells.