The Impact of Shading on Solar Panel Performance

Any amount of shade on your solar panels can greatly affect the performance of your system. Even partial or mottled shading for short periods of the day can impact your solar system’s output. If only one cell (out of the standard 60 cells) in one of the solar panels is shaded, the overall performance of your system can drop by upwards of 40%. Similarly to a kink in a hose, if the current flowing through your solar panels is

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