Bend, while I fully agree with you, I was hoping to do parallel for the benefit of one might get some shade, I still have the other to pick up the difference, in series, if one gets shaded, the other will drop accordingly. I'll have to look into this more, as you do have a point well taken.
So is anyone using a combiner box for two 100w solar panels. What I see I really don't need it even with hooking them up parallel. I going into a MPPT20 charge controller. Using the system for battery charging only - no inverter. I do plan on putting one 20A fuse just before the controller