MemberOctober 11, 2021 at 9:22 am
Yes, should be “Intuitive obvious to the casual observer” Waste of development and production funds and also wasted cost for the owner. Depending on how the cells in the arrays are connected (Serial or parallel) waste could be much higher. (In serial, a partially shaded cell will reduce the whole array to the output of the lowest cell). Diodes used to remedy this issue but none mentioned in any of the collateral.
Certainly wasted in most of Europe where the weather is not good enough to make such a feature productive. Perhaps in South France, Spain, Italy 😉