Question Regarding Shade vs. Remote Mounting
I have a house that is capable of carrying about 30 panels on the roof, but it is surrounded by tall pines and the panels would move in and out of shade during the day. I assume that on the average they would get about 3 hours per day of sun exposure in the winter and perhaps 4.5 hours in the summer. If I installed 30 panels they would by my calculation supply about 1/3 of the electricity I use in my large-ish house. I have a treeless field that 500' away on which any number of panels could be installed, and they would get sun dawn to dusk with no shade. Compared to the roof they would probably get at least 50% more sun. (I'm in Florida, by the way.) So, my question is do I choose the roof or the remote field to install panels, and I'm particularly interested in knowing what I could do to mitigate the voltage drop because of the distance. Thanks.
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