The number and position of trees on your property can indeed impact how much solar energy you produce but is by no means a deal breaker. The issue at hand is shading.
Keep in mind:
- Your solar company will conduct a solar assessment to determine shading factors
- The design of your solar system will factor trees into the equation
- Really tall trees may not be an issue at all in terms of generating solar energy during peak hours
- Trees can often be trimmed or relocated on your property
Over the course of 30 years, an average-size solar power system offsets enough carbon dioxide emissions as planting 10 football fields of trees.
Would you rather plant that many trees over the course of 30 years, or reap the many benefits of an energy-efficient solar system?
To answer the question, you will likely be able to keep your trees although they may have to be trimmed or relocated.