Thursday, July 21, 2011
Israeli Greens Against Solar Energy
It was to be expected. Israel has 360 days of sunshine and has subsidized heavily solar panel installations to generate electricty. We embraced Green Energy but now the very same Greens who pushed us in this direction are warning us that solar panels are an ecological disaster.
The panels reflect solar irradiation and confuses migrating birds about the correct position of the sun and the stars, so they lose their way.
And they are fatal for bats. These mammals fly at night near water surfaces, hunting water insects. Confused by the reflecting surface of the panels, they bump against the glass and get killed by the thousands.