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elbanditoroso's avatar

Do solar panels suck up all the sun and prevent things from growing?

Asked by elbanditoroso (33278points) December 13th, 2015

Apparently in Roanoke Virginia, they do.

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They won’t allow construction of a new solar field. Why? Their belief is that the panels are sucking up all the sunlight and preventing photosynthesis from taking place.

Read the quote where the guy says that the solar panel will suck up all the energy from the sun and and that would stop business from coming to town.

Laugh or cry? I can’t decide.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Didn’t read the link, but it doesn’t surprise me.

Probably taught Dr Ben Carson.

Jeruba's avatar

And people who catch rainwater are responsible for the drought?

Filed under “you can’t make this stuff up.”

Brian1946's avatar

The Woodland town council should stop breathing, so that they don’t suck up all the air that people with fully functioning brains need to breathe. ;-)

Ah ha- I know what the deleted flame-bait said.

gorillapaws's avatar

The worst part of that article was the former SCIENCE teacher saying she was worried about the panels soaking up the sun and preventing photosynthesis. We need more stringent testing for teachers (like basic logic/reasoning skills).

Lightlyseared's avatar

Good grief. Is it time to invest in some proper science education? With a syllabus that hasn’t been screwed over by politicians?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

If solar panels steal sunlight then do wind turbines change the weather?

Brian1946's avatar

The retired “science teacher” should wear light-blocking shades, so that her eyes don’t suck up the sunlight and the blue from the sky.

Perhaps neither she nor her colleagues ever wear hats, because apparently their unadorned heads have sucked up all the ambient stupidity.

ibstubro's avatar

There should be a curfew.

All those damned headlights punching holes in the dark. Think of the climate change when it’s daylight 24/7.

But then we won’t have to worry about depleting the sunlight.

ibstubro's avatar

I got it!

Can’t someone just explain to them that car dealerships and night ball games are regenerating solar power as fast as we’re using it? Maybe faster.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

And these are supposed to be educated people?

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