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Old 04-14-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Shade Report Required for solar permit

Hello -

I figured I would use the pandemic slow down to install rooftop solar PV on my own home. For personal benefit and to pickup some solar skills and experience for my electrical contracting business.

Reviewing my local utility application process they require I provide a "Shade Report" and that I use that information in calculations regarding expected power production that are required.

Is that something I should sub out to someone? How do I get that done?

Further complicating matters is that I am planning on having trees removed as part of the project. It sounds like that needs to be done first? (before I even apply)

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Old 04-15-2020, 09:08 AM   #2
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A few helpful links here ... https://www.builditsolar.com/References/SunChartRS.htm
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Shading is the killer of may a panel system. It takes very little shading to drop off output dramatically. One cell covered on a thirty cell panel will decrease output by 75%.
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Shading is the killer of may a panel system. It takes very little shading to drop off output dramatically. One cell covered on a thirty cell panel will decrease output by 75%.
Sounds similar to a broken piece of code in a computer program.
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