gt;gt; THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW FORMSOF ENERGY THAT ARE ACTUALLY GROWING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.WIND, SOLAR, AND TO BE FAIR TO WOODLAND IN NORTH CAROLINA, THEYHAVE DONE THIS SEVERAL TIMES, THEY HAVE THREE SOLAR FARMS THATTHEY APPROVED IN THE WOODLAND TOWN COUNCIL SO FAR. A FOURTHONE HAD COME UP, THAT IS WHERE WE RAN INTO SOME ISSUES. SOMECONSTITUENTS CAME IN AND ARGUED, AND TO BE FAIR TO THELEGISLATORS, THEY DID NOT MAKE THESE ARGUMENTS, CONSTITUENTSDID. LET ME QUOTE THE
ROANOKECOWAN NEWS HERALD gt;gt; I ALMOST MADE IT AN ENTIREHOUR WITHOUT THE COUGH, HOLD ON. gt;gt; ALMOST. gt;gt;HERE IS WHAT I AM SURE OF,THERE IS NO BROWN VEGETATION NEAR THE SOLAR PANEL, BECAUSETHE SOLAR PANEL IS SUCKING UP THE OTHER PHOTOSYNTHESIS FROMTHE AREA. OH NO, YOU SUNLIGHT, YOU ARE NOT GOING OVER THERE.THE SOLAR PANEL IS GRABBING YOU. THE SOLAR PANELS FOR THESUNLIGHT THAT HITS THE SOLAR
PANEL. JANE MANN CONTINUED gt;gt; SCIENTISTS COULD TELL YOU,AND YOU ARE A FORMER SCIENCE TEACHER. I COULD TELL YOU. BUTAPPARENTLY YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN, SO MAYBE WE SHOULDN’T WASTE OURBREATH. BOBBY MANN, ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER, CAME WITH HER,AND HE HAD ANOTHER THEORY gt;gt;THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENTTHEORIES, TO BE FAIR, PUT BIZARRELY IN THE SAME SENTENCE.I DON’T KNOW WHY BUSINESSES WOULD NOT COME TO WOODLAND IFTHERE WERE SOLAR PANELS, I DON’T
UNDERSTAND THAT ALL. THEY ALSOCLAIMED, OTHER CONSTITUENTS DID, THAT THE SOLAR PANELS WEREDRIVING THE YOUNG CITIZENS OF WOODLAND AWAY. I DID NOT KNOWMILLENNIALS WERE ANTISOLAR PANELS. I HAD NO IDEA. I DID NOTKNOW THAT THE YOUNG OF WOODLAND WERE PERHAPS VAMPIRES AND DIDNOT LIKE SOLAR PANELS BRINGING IN ALL THAT SUN. BUT THE FIRSTPART OF HIS THEORY I’M FAIRLY POSITIVE ABOUT. HE SAID THESOLAR FARMS WOULD SUCK UP ALL THE ENERGY FROM THE SUN. I AMSURE THE SUN IS GOING TO BE
OKAY. COMPANY REPRESENTATIVESHAD TO COME IN, THIS IS STRATA SOLAR COMPANY ARGUING FOR THESOLAR FARM, AND THEY HAD TO BOTHER SAYING THIS gt;gt; THEY ONLY DRAW THE SUNLIGHTTHAT FALLS ON THEM. gt;gt; THEY HEARD FROM CONCERNEDCONSTITUENTS WHO APPEARED TO NOT HAVE THEIR SCIENCE EXACTLYRIGHT, AND THEY HEARD FROM COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES, TO BEFAIR, BUT ALSO THE SCIENCE ON THIS IS NOT OVERLY COMPLICATED.I AM PRETTY SURE THE SUN HAS NOT
BEEN DRAINED OF ALL ITS ENERGYBECAUSE OF SOLAR PANELS. HOW DID THE VOTE COME OUT? THE VOTE ONTHE SOLAR PANELS THIS TIME AROUND, 31 AGAINST. SORRY, NOMORE SOLAR PANELS IN WOODLAND COUNTY, OR WOODLAND TOWN. THOSEARGUMENTS WERE PERSUASIVE. gt;gt; OKAY, WELL, THANK GODWOODLAND TOWN DID NOT PUT UP ANY MORE SOLAR PANELS, OTHERWISENONE OF US MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THE SUN ANYMORE. THANK YOU,WOODLAND. gt;gt;YOUNG TURKS.
Stupid Virus Plagues NC Belief That Solar Panels Will Harm the Sun
So this story sounds like it came straightfrom an episode of South Park but, no, it really happened!Ignorant townspeople in South Carolina used their backcountry, hicktown education toprevent the rezoning of land which would have been used for a solar farm, because they suspectedthat the panels were causing cancer, impeding photosynthesis, and just generally suckingup too much sun. So let’s look more closely at some of theseconcerns, shall we? A retired schoolteacher from the area expressedconcerns that the solar panels would prevent plants from using photosynthesis. Surely theremust be some clear high school level science
to prove her point?No, not really. The woman claimed that she had noticed somevegetation around the sites of current solar panels which looked brown and dead, whichwas clearly an indication that the plants weren’t getting enough sun due to thosepesky panels stealing it all. That’s a great use of the scientific method,Teach’! The retiree also expressed concern about therisk of cancer she felt the solar panels posed. She stated: â€œI WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOINGTO HAPPEN. I WANT INFORMATION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.quot; The husband of the retired schoolteacher alsothrew his opinion into the mix, saying that
solar farms would quot;suck up all the energyfrom the sunquot; and that somehow, this lack of energy would cause businesses to move outof town. A legitimate concern, you might say. Exceptfor the fact that the sun produces enough energy in an hour to power a lightbulb foreach person in the world for their entire lifetime.And that’s just in an hour! The sun continuously pelts the earth with 35,000 times the amountof energy required by humanity, so rest assured hicks worldwide, those solar panels aren’tgoing to take your sunshine away. One of the solar panel company representativesBrent Niemann reminded the braindead townspeople
that the solar panels don’t quot;draw additionalsunlight,quot; but only absorb sunlight that is reflected onto the surface of the panels.Unfortunately, this story doesn’t have a happy ending, as the ignorance from the schoolteacher,her husband, and the army of other uneducated citizens was successful.The land has not been rezoned, the solar farm has been rejected, and a moratorium has beenplaced on allowing any future solar panels to be installed in the town for the foreseeablefuture. I’m sure fossil fuel executives somewhereare cheering as they watch yet another ignorant town reject alternative energy sources infavor of earthkilling alternatives.