What’s the difference between far shading, near shading, and array shading?

Far shading is mainly caused by mountains or buildings that are at a far distance from the PV plant. Near shading losses account for how much irradiance is blocked by other elements before it reaches the solar panel module. Array shading losses refer to energy losses at an electrical level when part of a string of modules is shaded in an array and so cannot produce energy at full capacity.