Ricardo Posted September 13, 2018 Report Share Posted September 13, 2018 Dear PV SOL users & team, I noticed that PV SOL reports show a figure for shading losses, can somebody please explain exactly what it means? In a project I am currently working on, this figure is 7,0%/year. However, the highest shading % displayed by a single module is 3,6% and of course, many modules show lower values, so it is obviously not an average as I initially thought. Can somebody please explain what each figure (on individual modules and in the report) means and how they correlate? I would imagine that the figure on the module means the energy loss due to shading on it and likewise, the figure on the report is the overall energy loss due to shading, which can be higher than in any of the modules because of "shading mismatch" (that is, in an extreme case when one module is shaded 50% of the time and another module is shaded the other 50% of the time, the whole string is lost, so losses would be 100%). I would really appreciate if somebody could confirm this or if not, explain how it works. Thanks in advance for your help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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