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Old 11-24-2021, 04:28 PM   #1
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Different size/shape solar panels with same specs

I think this is ok, but I'm hoping someone can confirm my idea. Or tell me it's wrong and dumb. Either way, here it is:

I want to use some of each of these two types of solar panels from Newpowa:

https://www.newpowa.com/collections/...2v-solar-panel

https://www.newpowa.com/collections/...2v-solar-panel

Both are 100w panels with EXACTLY the same specs. The only apparent difference is their shape, which is why I'm interested in them. One is longer and more rectangular, while the other is squatter and more square-ish. This would let me maximize my roof usage around stuff like fans. You can see in the pictures that the cells look identical, but are rearranged into a different pattern.

My assumption is that since they have exactly the same specifications, they can be used interchangeably with no issue. The electrons don't care what shape they are, right?

Edit: I forgot to mention that I'm hoping to hook these up into two separate arrays of 3 in series, 2 parallel (3S2P). Each array would have some of the long thin panels and some short squat ones.

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Yeah, you’ll have no problem at all.
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I think your understanding is correct.
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Thanks guys, that's reassuring. I'll stick with the plan, then.
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