Clear of all trees

One drawback of solar panels at our home site is a significant stand of conifers to our southwest.
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It’s clear when the trees are casting shadows on the panels, because as the Sun climbs behind them, there are drops in generation at distinct times of day.

Well, today we had our first day of generation when the Sun’s arc through the sky was completely clear of trees.
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That’s not too bad: It’s just 10th April, about 20 days since Spring Equinox.

And we’ll break 60 kWh energy generated today, about 114% of theoretical maximum (insolation, assuming a south-facing array), because we were helped later in the day by our 5 panel west-facing subarray.

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About ecoquant

See Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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