A shadow on a solar array not only knocks out power to that panel, it also shuts down a wide area of panels around it. Listen to the National Renewable Energy Laboratories: "the reduction in power from shading half of one cell is equivalent to removing a cell active area 36 times the shadow's actual size."
Do your own test: Ask your neighbors if they know how shadows hurt solar panels. Most do not.
This article brings up a lot of questions as to maintaining panel efficiency. Looks like panels away from all trees and farms would be recommended
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