6th December 2019


What is KW peak?

A kWp is the kilowatt 'peak' of a system. When the solar PV panels are working they will over an hour convert the suns irradiance into energy, which is measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). A PV system with a kWp of 3kW which is working at its maximum capacity (kWp) for one hour will produce 3kWh.

What is a peak power?

The peak power is the maximum power that the power supply can sustain for a short time and is sometimes called the peak surge power. The peak power differs from the continuous power which refers to the amount of power that the supply can supply continuously.

What is meant by kWp?

In Photovoltaics, the maximum possible output of a solar generator operating under standard conditions is defined as its peak output, which is measured in watts or kilowatts and stated as either Wp (watt, peak) or kWp, respectively.
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