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Old 06-05-2024, 06:28 AM
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Solar panel fields are showing all over the country. Loss of farmland is my biggest fear. But what does the reflection back into the sky effect? Could this cause global warming?
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Old 06-05-2024, 08:37 AM
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I'm not a solar panel expert, but I thought the purpose of a solar panel was to capture and absorb the energy from the sun and to convert it into electrical energy. So, your fear seems to be the opposite of what really occurs.
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Old 06-05-2024, 08:54 AM
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No worse than a 6 lane highway or blacktop parking lot.
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Old 06-05-2024, 09:11 AM
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Whether the energy from the sun is absorbed into the earth or reflected upwards, the total amount of heat energy doesn't change.
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Solar panel fields are showing all over the country. Loss of farmland is my biggest fear. But what does the reflection back into the sky effect? Could this cause global warming?
The loss of ice cover at the Poles is speeding climate change as the white surface reflects a lot of the Sun's energy straight back into space. Anything that reflects this energy will help slow climate change, and the nearer that surface is to the Tropics the more beneficial the effect will be (as there is a lot more of the Sun's energy per square foot at the Tropics than at the Poles).

Solar panels have also been shown to be beneficial on farmland in hot areas as livestock can use the shade to stay cooler and grass tends to grow better because there is more moisture due to lower evaporation.

It would be nice if large areas of black tarmac (roads and car parks) could be made lighter to increase reflection, but doing this would be difficult in high-traffic areas

Replacing dark roofs with a lighter-colored material would also be beneficial. Flying into CLT and MIA last week I was disappointed by the huge areas of warehouse rooftop with not a single solar panel - no doubt with air-conditioners working overtime to keep the buildings cool
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Our near neighbors, a husband and wife, say solar farms can attract the beams from space lasers, and combined with the deadly rays from 5G phone towers, cause things like Covid, and brain cancers.
Says we should erect a small Yurt in our garden, and hang lots of crystals inside to purify our body systems.
I kid you not!

You have been warned!
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Our near neighbors, a husband and wife, say solar farms can attract the beams from space lasers, and combined with the deadly rays from 5G phone towers, cause things like Covid, and brain cancers.
Says we should erect a small Yurt in our garden, and hang lots of crystals inside to purify our body systems.
I kid you not!

You have been warned!
Just proves you can pick your friends....but not your neighbors!
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Our near neighbors, a husband and wife, say solar farms can attract the beams from space lasers, and combined with the deadly rays from 5G phone towers, cause things like Covid, and brain cancers.
Says we should erect a small Yurt in our garden, and hang lots of crystals inside to purify our body systems.
I kid you not!

You have been warned!
Thought tin foil worked better. Do not think that ARC would approve a yurt
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Our near neighbors, a husband and wife, say solar farms can attract the beams from space lasers, and combined with the deadly rays from 5G phone towers, cause things like Covid, and brain cancers.
Says we should erect a small Yurt in our garden, and hang lots of crystals inside to purify our body systems.
I kid you not!

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The loss of ice cover at the Poles is speeding climate change as the white surface reflects a lot of the Sun's energy straight back into space. Anything that reflects this energy will help slow climate change, and the nearer that surface is to the Tropics the more beneficial the effect will be (as there is a lot more of the Sun's energy per square foot at the Tropics than at the Poles).

Solar panels have also been shown to be beneficial on farmland in hot areas as livestock can use the shade to stay cooler and grass tends to grow better because there is more moisture due to lower evaporation.

It would be nice if large areas of black tarmac (roads and car parks) could be made lighter to increase reflection, but doing this would be difficult in high-traffic areas

Replacing dark roofs with a lighter-colored material would also be beneficial. Flying into CLT and MIA last week I was disappointed by the huge areas of warehouse rooftop with not a single solar panel - no doubt with air-conditioners working overtime to keep the buildings cool
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The loss of ice cover at the Poles is speeding climate change as the white surface reflects a lot of the Sun's energy straight back into space. Anything that reflects this energy will help slow climate change, and the nearer that surface is to the Tropics the more beneficial the effect will be (as there is a lot more of the Sun's energy per square foot at the Tropics than at the Poles).

Solar panels have also been shown to be beneficial on farmland in hot areas as livestock can use the shade to stay cooler and grass tends to grow better because there is more moisture due to lower evaporation.

It would be nice if large areas of black tarmac (roads and car parks) could be made lighter to increase reflection, but doing this would be difficult in high-traffic areas

Replacing dark roofs with a lighter-colored material would also be beneficial. Flying into CLT and MIA last week I was disappointed by the huge areas of warehouse rooftop with not a single solar panel - no doubt with air-conditioners working overtime to keep the buildings cool
I think it's funny that people forgot what the word THEORY means.
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The loss of ice cover at the Poles is speeding climate change as the white surface reflects a lot of the Sun's energy straight back into space. Anything that reflects this energy will help slow climate change, and the nearer that surface is to the Tropics the more beneficial the effect will be (as there is a lot more of the Sun's energy per square foot at the Tropics than at the Poles).

Solar panels have also been shown to be beneficial on farmland in hot areas as livestock can use the shade to stay cooler and grass tends to grow better because there is more moisture due to lower evaporation.

It would be nice if large areas of black tarmac (roads and car parks) could be made lighter to increase reflection, but doing this would be difficult in high-traffic areas

Replacing dark roofs with a lighter-colored material would also be beneficial. Flying into CLT and MIA last week I was disappointed by the huge areas of warehouse rooftop with not a single solar panel - no doubt with air-conditioners working overtime to keep the buildings cool
Barely even a novice, but, while I understand that light colored and shiny things reflect the light, are you saying that a white roof reflects the sunlight all the way back into space so that it does not heat our atmosphere? I know that when I wear a white shirt, I am not nearly as hot as when I wear a black shirt in the sun. But I assumed that the effect was localized, i.e. while I personally was cooler, the heat energy still existed around me and was not reflected all the way to space so that the earth's temperature was lower.
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Old 06-06-2024, 06:37 AM
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Solar panel fields are showing all over the country. Loss of farmland is my biggest fear. But what does the reflection back into the sky effect? Could this cause global warming?
Cause Global warming? Global warming has been going on for years. Farms with live stock - cows - have contributed to global warming. Farms are disappearing because the younger generation doesn't want to do the hard work in farming. Immigrants are the only people who will do the work. Solar panels are the least of our worries about global warming. Do some legitimate research on the subject.
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Old 06-06-2024, 06:45 AM
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The loss of ice cover at the Poles is speeding climate change as the white surface reflects a lot of the Sun's energy straight back into space. Anything that reflects this energy will help slow climate change, and the nearer that surface is to the Tropics the more beneficial the effect will be (as there is a lot more of the Sun's energy per square foot at the Tropics than at the Poles).

Solar panels have also been shown to be beneficial on farmland in hot areas as livestock can use the shade to stay cooler and grass tends to grow better because there is more moisture due to lower evaporation.

It would be nice if large areas of black tarmac (roads and car parks) could be made lighter to increase reflection, but doing this would be difficult in high-traffic areas

Replacing dark roofs with a lighter-colored material would also be beneficial. Flying into CLT and MIA last week I was disappointed by the huge areas of warehouse rooftop with not a single solar panel - no doubt with air-conditioners working overtime to keep the buildings cool
"a lot of the Sun's energy".

How much is a lot?
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Cause Global warming? Global warming has been going on for years. Farms with live stock - cows - have contributed to global warming. Farms are disappearing because the younger generation doesn't want to do the hard work in farming. Immigrants are the only people who will do the work. Solar panels are the least of our worries about global warming. Do some legitimate research on the subject.
That's partly correct...farming is generational...so when that younger generation is faced with continuing the family business or cashing out in acreage that is at an all time high in value....i can understand the choice. Unless I'm mistaken, didnt the developer here buy out several farms over the years to accomplish his goals? Not a bad thing for the model but from a business perspective, both parties seem to benefit from the transaction.
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