Re: which mppt controller
Originally Posted by CarlF
Nigel Calder did a great test of solar
panel shading in September 2012 Sail Magazine. I can't find it but my memory was that 5% shading would make a panel voltage too low to effectively charge batteries. Even a shadow from a backstay was a problem.
If anyone has a link to Calder's piece, I'd love to read it again.
Here's an unrelated video:
Is this the article you're looking for? Nigel and I did this at his place here in Maine
Twice around was enough for me...
Now I just help others prep for ocean trips...