Winter Solar Shading - The Long Shadow!

Winter Solar Shading – The Long Shadow!

Views:719|Rating:5.00|View Time:2:37Minutes|Likes:87|Dislikes:0Blog: Winter is NOT the ideal time of year for solar! Short days, plenty of clouds, and the dreaded LONG SHADOWS! What happens when a tree shades the solar panels on my garage? Find out in the video! There are all sorts of sun calculators out there. Here’s one I thought was useful: Support […]

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Identifying shading on solar panels. (Please read below)

Identifying shading on solar panels. (Please read below)

Views:179|Rating:5.00|View Time:9:55Minutes|Likes:37|Dislikes:0The shading on this array only happens for about 30 day a year. It is good to check your solar array for shading during the month of December. 12/21 is the shortest day of the year. Shading is a killer for solar power production. If your panels are wired in series then any shading […]

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The effect of shade on a solar panel

The effect of shade on a solar panel

Views:20653|Rating:4.87|View Time:2:39Minutes|Likes:113|Dislikes:3Demonstration of the effect shade has on solar panel output. Even a small amount of shade can drastically lower the output amperage. A large amount and the panel is pretty much useless in a off grid or grid tie system. Panel placement is critical for ensuring maximum output into your charge controller. The panel […]

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SunPower Solar Panels - Designed for Life in the Real World - Reliability and Shading

SunPower Solar Panels – Designed for Life in the Real World – Reliability and Shading

Views:43565|Rating:4.64|View Time:1:51Minutes|Likes:127|Dislikes:10SunPower designs solar panels to be reliable for over 25 years and from inevitiable shading from debris such as dirt, leaves and bird droppings. Power loss is minimized even when cells are shaded. Since 2005, ProVision Solar has been the Premier Dealer for SunPower Corporation in Hawaii. SunPower produces the highest efficiency solar electric […]

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Solar Panel Shading and Hot Spots

Solar Panel Shading and Hot Spots

Views:33218|Rating:4.24|View Time:21:12Minutes|Likes:189|Dislikes:34Video describes how a bypass diode can protect a solar panel from destruction when shaded. The electronics of a solar panel is presented when a shadow is present. A condition can exist where the lite cells feed destructive energy into the shaded cell.

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