Do solar panels require direct sunlight?
Solar panels work by turning photons (ie. light) into moving electrons (ie. electricity). Known as the photovoltaic effect, this continues to work under even very low light conditions. Because of that, solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to generate electricity. They’ll continue to generate power even if its cloudy. If your panels are being used for non-critical applications, such as keeping the house battery of your RV topped up, indirect sunlight and cloudy conditions might be just fine.