A shadow on a solar array not only knocks out power to that panel, it also shuts down a wide area of panels around it. Listen to the National Renewable Energy Laboratories: "the reduction in power from shading half of one cell is equivalent to removing a cell active area 36 times the shadow's actual size."
Do your own test: Ask your neighbors if they know how shadows hurt solar panels. Most do not.
This article brings up a lot of questions as to maintaining panel efficiency. Looks like panels away from all trees and farms would be recommended
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
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