I hear everywhere that synchronized multiple mppts are considerably better than a single big mppt in configuration that regularly get partial shading (sailboat for example).
Could anyone give their real life experience and feedback on the improvement it brings?
I am also interested in the theory behind that statement. I understand the idea is a lower voltage on one panel brings the voltage of all other panels in parallel down, but the diodes should bypass the shaded cells and avoid loosing voltage no?
Any advice welcome, thanks!!