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Bimini mounted solar panels with twin backstays?

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I would like to mount a solar panel on the bimini, but am concerned that the one or the other of the twin backstays will cast a shadow on the panel most of the day. I'm hoping that there is some expertise or experience out there that might help me understand what I might expect in the way of panel output degradation from this shadowing.

The panel under consideration would be one of the semi-flexible ones such as the Solbian.

Thanks, Bruce
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Solbian is really way over rated. For the price per watt take a look at Gioco Panels also a high end High Quality Italian manufacturer, with Gioco you're not paying a premium for the name you're getting the same quality panel for 30-40% less. Available in the USA from Bruce Schwab and Canada from Pacific Yacht Systems Pacific Yacht Systems: Marine Electronics And Electrical Systems, Marine Boats Vancouver, Sailboats Vancouver, Boats Electronics
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