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Solar Array Definition

A solar array is a group of solar panels wired together.

The terms solar array and solar module are often confused. An array consists of multiple solar modules (solar panels).

A setup of eleven solar panels connected to the same inverter is described as a solar array containing eleven solar modules.

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