This article explains how a shaded solar panel can affect solar-powered products and shows some examples of poor installation.
Below are a few key points on solar panel shading:
- All solar-powered products should be installed in a location that is away from obstructions (buildings, trees, power lines, etc).
Even minor shading can affect the ability of a battery to recharge properly.
An example of minor shading on a solar panel.
Major shading will cause the battery to prematurely deplete and the system to stop functioning.
For more information, read our article on shading.