Not sure if this would would work or is feasible. but as the sun goes around, I get one panel at a time go into shade. Since the whole string is degraded when this happens, I had the idea to put a dry contact of a relay across (in parallel) the panel in and output leads which is on a timer. At the right time, the contact would close, basically bypassing the panel. Then, after dark, the timers would reset the contacts open again for the next day. This could probably work well in reverse for the morning as well.
Because the panel would be in shade, I figure there’s hardly be any voltage across the panel, and it would be safe to do so without damaging panel or inverter. It’s sort of an idea to increase efficiency.
What do you guys think? Crazy idea? Or feasible?