A crucial step in preparation to installation of solar PV plants is the shading assessment. The shading analysis is detrimental because the performance of a PV module is heavily dependent on the amount of exposure it receives throughout the day and the year. Shading can damage a PV panel by creating hotspots and as panels are mostly arranged in arrays, damage to one panel will have a ripple effect on the entire array. Let us read further to understand the importance of shadow analysis.
The different types of shadings that affect solar PV panels are solid shadows, partial shadows and partial shading due to improper cleaning.