Interesting on line Shade Analysis tool

westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,142 ✭✭✭✭
found this tool 8) while looking for Canadian supplier of SolarEdge products

http://www.honeybeesolar.com/shade.html

not sure of the dimensions but believe they are in inches.

took a spacing of 200 to eliminate inter panel shade effect..???...

set my 'true' angle and then checked out angles around it as well as 90 to 20 degrees for comparison.

Interesting !

EJ
 
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  • Peter_VPeter_V Solar Expert Posts: 226 ✭✭✭
    Re: Interesting on line Shade Analysis tool
    westbranch wrote: »
    found this tool 8) while looking for Canadian supplier of SolarEdge products

    http://www.honeybeesolar.com/shade.html

    not sure of the dimensions but believe they are in inches.

    The units don't matter as long as you are consistent. Inches, millimeters, cubits will all work as long as you use the same units in each entry, i.e. don't mix inches and feet, or millimeters and centimeters.

    That's a pretty cool tool. My only complaint is that it appears to assume that the panels are infinitely wide. I put in the data for my pole mounted arrays (which are lined up north-south) and it indicated 97% shading at 5pm in December. The shadows at that time don't come anywhere near the next array in line. The only time one array could come close to shadowing the next is around noon.

    Anyway, wished I'd known about this before starting my install, it would have saved my a lot of work calculating the minimum distances between arrays by hand.
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