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Watch out for solar panels!!!

gavine

Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast
Apr 1, 2014
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Unreal. Thanks for sharing.

It kills me that people use the eyesore excuse against something that can save the world. I just can't get over that. People can save money and the planet by putting solar panels on their roof, but they don't like the way they look so they turn it down.
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
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Gee, I wonder. I can tell you nothing has been growing on my roof, and I have solar panels there....
 

ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
That report is a bit hard to believe, but hey, this is America, where a large percentage of the adult population thinks the earth is only a few thousand years old.
Quote from the article: "A retired science teacher, Jane Mann, said she was concerned about the rising risk of cancer deaths in the area (despite reports showing that cancer rates in North Carolina have fallen over the 2008 to 2012 period) saying that no one could tell her that solar panels were not causing the cancer.
She was also concerned that photosynthesis would slow due to the solar panels, stopping the plants from growing in the solar farm fields."
I would not describe that woman as a "science teacher". And I feel sorry for all her students.
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
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San Diego
She was also concerned that photosynthesis would slow due to the solar panels, stopping the plants from growing in the solar farm fields."
Well that is the only thing she was correct about. Plants don't grow well under solar panels.

It's bit like saying don't plant corn, because it prevents wheat from growing in the field. It's true, but not very useful information.
 

ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
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West Vancouver, British Columbia
I'm pretty sure that "science teacher" was saying that plants in fields close to the solar panel arrays would suffer, not because the plants were beneath the panels but because they were near the panels.
I really hope that article isn't true and that it's a practical joke of some kind. It's embarrassing to reside in the same country with such ignorance.
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
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In my regular news-crawling, I found it as front page material in the Melbourne, Australia, The Age.


It's terribly embarrassing.
 

caddieo

Member
Mar 21, 2013
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Palm Coast, FL
Unfortunately, this manner of "thinking" also permeates the current political scene which reflects more on the voting population than it does on the candidates.
 

omgwtfbyobbq

Active Member
Aug 24, 2013
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Southern California
Haha! That is awesome.

With this data and metadata finalized and compiled, the WIT astrophysics team painstakingly compared rotational speed and rotational force in all five zones and for all four years, using WIT’s super computer, Skynet, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to calculate probabilities and algorithmic data outputs.
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
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Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
Never underestimate the ignorance of the American public. And I mean it. Just look at our politics. When I see stuff like this I wonder how it is that we found ourselves as the "world leader". It certainly wasn't because of these idiots. I live in Santa Cruz, CA, known for it's whackos. I literally saw a woman go to a county supervisor's meeting (our local governing body for those outside the US), wearing an aluminum foil hat and urging the Board to allow her to sue her neighbors because their radio waves were trespassing on her property.

I guess you have love a country that can still be successful with this stuff going on!

Though seriously, it pisses me off.
 

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