I have talked about this myth since this infographic first appeared in our industry over 10 years ago. There are many versions of this blatantly incorrect behavior of how a solar array performs when connected to a PV inverter. It is everywhere and just won't go away.
This is just one of many shading myths I debunk in my book using scientific peer reviewed sources- along with shade studies performed by the very companies that perpetuate this myth.
Here is a short video where I deconstruct this infographic using my own solar system.