09 Sep '11, 9am

Un-Analytics: Google’s Solar Panel Performance Problem via @triplepundit

Un-Analytics: Google’s Solar Panel Performance Problem via @triplepundit

“ 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.” “One bird, one truck of dirt, one flowering tree can destroy your solar production, and you would not know for a long time,” Yarbrough said. “Welcome to the Christmas Tree Effect: Hurt the panel a little, hurt production a lot. It is amazing how many people put up solar for great reasons, but really do not watch their systems. As a result, a lot of people lose a lot of money because many, many systems are not producing the power its owners were promised. And few know.”

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/09/analytics-google-sola...

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