From the Forums: Trees vs. Solar Panels

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environmental wakko writes:

I have solar panels...Lately (past week or 2) at least one of the panels are shaded every hour of the day except between 2-4pm. I can see 2, possibly 3 trees that are the culprits for the high degree of shading. The question I have it better environmentally to let these trees stand, or cut them down?

So what do you think? Is cutting down trees to get solar power the right move, or should the trees stand? Join the debate.