I put up a post about whether to hook up 2 sets of panels
in series or parallel, but this one is about if shaded whether or not I should put on a single
100W panel that goes across the top of the dodger
or put 2 50W , one on each side of the dodger
See pic, the boom will be over the top of the dodger, so I am assuming part will be shaded. The boat
on the mooring
will face south, so the boom will cast a shadow on each side of the dodger throughout the day. Sailing is a different story of course.
My question is, if I have a single
100, or I could even go to 175W panel , that I put across the dodger, or put 2 50s (best I can fit with 2) , one on each side. I am not sure when the boom casts its shadow how effective a single 100W/175W panel becomes. I will certainly get most of 50W from the unshaded panel plus something from the shaded panel.
will take a single 175 across the back of it. That seems the best I can do, there are holes in back section for the backstays
, and windows in the front section to look up to see the mainsail