Solar power in the allotment garden – photovoltaics for the arbor

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Solar power for the allotment garden has probably never been as big a topic as it currently is. Electricity from photovoltaics for the gazebo allows the gardener a certain comfort, even if there is no connection to the power grid and the connection is too expensive.

Reasons for solar power in the allotment garden

  • No power connection
  • Save energy and costs
  • Environmental aspect – energy crisis and climate catastrophe

Demand analysis for the design of photovoltaics for the gazebo.

What electrical appliances do I need in the arbor?
  • Light
  • Charge cell phone and laptop
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Stove top
What electrical equipment do I need for gardening/homemaking?
  • Water pump
  • Drilling machine
  • Hedge trimmer
  • Lawn trimmer
list not found: 12

12 volts or must be 230 volts?

Can I replace 230 volt appliances with gas-powered appliances?
  • Heating
  • Hotplate/stove
Can I replace 230 volt equipment with gasoline powered equipment?
  • Lawn mower
Can I replace 230 volt devices with battery-powered devices?
  • Hedge trimmer
  • Cordless drill
  • Edge trimmer

Storage or not for solar power in the allotment?

To make the decision and selection easier, we have developed a tool that allows you to calculate the required battery capacity.

Determine the possible yield of the photovoltaic system

With the PVGIS tool you can determine the expected yield depending on the location and number/size of panels. In conjunction with our tool for determining the necessary memory size, you can also calculate how long it will take approximately until the battery is fully charged again after it has been sucked dry.

Peak power (Wp) vs. power (W)


In summary, we can conclude that there are very many reasons for solar power in the allotment. But at the same time, there is just as much to consider and think about beforehand to avoid bad investments.

Read also our second article about photovoltaics in the allotment garden.

Disclaimer: When working with electricity, there is always a danger to life and a fire hazard. So if you are doing work on the equipment itself, be sure of what you are doing. In case of the slightest doubt, consult a professional!

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