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Understanding what affects solar production: does panel efficiency really matter? Part 1
Number of Connections: the more splits or connections along the system reduces the energy output of the solar system. This is because each connection creates an additional point of resistance along the electrical circuit.
Cable Length: the more cable used will reduce the system efficiency as the longer the cable, the larger the electrical losses. As such, inverter placement and distance to the switchboard need to be taken into account.
Cable Thickness: the thinner the cable will exaggerate the losses on the system. There is a minimum thickness that is allowable by the Clean Energy Council. Often a budget solar system will use thinner wiring as it is cheaper however the losses are greater.
Energy losses due to the quality of wiring and installation can be between 1% and 8% / year