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Another Example of Renewable Energy Environmental Damage

By March 10, 2024March 11th, 2024Commentary

You won’t read about or see this in the pathetically biased mainstream media.  Just as with the weather and climate effects of wind farms, onshore or offshore, solar farms wreak environmental havoc, from their manufacture, operation and disposal.  The most recent example, as anyone who thinks about it would suspect, is this article describing how big solar farms in sunny desert areas will likely provoke weather changes, including rain clouds and storms.  I would just add that it won’t be limited to desert areas and it won’t just be precipitation that is affected, but temperature, wind and other variables as well.  The nutcases who wrote the study, instead of expressing alarm for messing with nature, see this as a blessing, a way to get water to arid regions.  It is literally insane to demonize supposedly human-created CO2 increases for changing climate, but think it is just fine for massive renewable energy plants to do the same.  (Science Article)

(Update)  I neglected to note that there is a prime, and deeply ironic, opportunity for groups opposed to these absurd renewable energy plans to sue under the current environmental laws to delay and stop them, and some have started down that path.  It is truly thrilling to see whacko hysterics wet their pants over use of these laws to upset their plans to send us all back to the stone age.

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  • Dan says:

    “ They modeled the solar farms as nearly black fields that absorbed 95% of the incoming sunlight. When the solar farms exceeded 15 square kilometers, they found, the increased heat absorbed at the surface, contrasted with the relatively reflective sand surrounding them, appreciably increased the updrafts, or convection, that drive cloud formation.”

    Does anyone actually think when they read this stuff? That’s not a model for solar panels. The heat doesn’t get absorbed by the earth when it’s covered by solar panels and they don’t heat up like the earth would since most of the energy is being converted to electricity not heat.

  • John Ackerman says:

    Dan – Solar panel efficiency is only ~20%, so ~70% of sunlight is absorbed. Some of that is re-radiated. I’m guessing that the net absorption is greater for panels than sand.

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