Shading from near or far obstacles

Shading assessment

Shading Graph
Shading Graph

Shading from nearby or far obstacles may significantly reduces the PV plant efficiency.

Shading may come from trees, tree lines, hills, mountains, buildings, a row of PV modules , …  Shading varies with latitude, month time of the day, height of the obstacle, etc,…
This Simulation visualizes the shading as a  function of latitude, month, day, hour, and height of the obstacle.

It provides singular, EW as well as NS shading from 0 to 90° Lat.


The CDF Player Plug-in must be installed to run this simulation.