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What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
Imagine you’re installing a new array of solar panels for an energy-conscious company in California. You want the largest amount of sunlight possible to reach the panels. The panels are fixed, so you need to figure out which direction to point them in order to gather the most light. The company manager wants you to point them west towards the sun—but they’d have to remain facing that direction every day. Which direction should you actually point them in?
What direction should solar panels face, and why?
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