shading solar panels

diop_ngayediop_ngaye Registered Users Posts: 2
I want to know the distance required between the solar panels to avoid shadows
thank you


  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,226 ✭✭✭✭
    There is no safe distance if you put one in front of the other!

    Kinda depends on what latitude you live since the angle of the sun varies by your distance from the equator and at what time of year. so not only will the latitude, but the height, if mounted at an angle from one another and the width of each set for late day calculations.
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,651 admin
    Here is one site that seems to do a good job of explaining how to to make the detailed calculations:

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • diop_ngayediop_ngaye Registered Users Posts: 2
    Thank you so much Bill
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