Amping up solar
LAWAI — A solar project about twice the size of the Tesla facility is set for Lawai and if all goes according to plan, the array will be delivering power to Kauai’s grid by year’s end.
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It would be interesting to see if sheep grazing under the solar panels would over time develop any disease conditions from being under the panels.
Some of the animals could be tested before they are eaten for any deleterious effects from spending part of their lives under solar electric producing equipment.
Solar seems like such an incredible “clean” technology compared to burning millions of gallons of diesel each year,
The other side of the coin for the sheep is would there be any accelerated effects as to production of tumors, blood pressure problems, neuro electric malfunction, hormonal or digestive disruption, or any organ or body system undergoing malfunction from living in close proximity to solar electric panels.
It would be nice to know before the animals were converted to food, especially for health or disease test purposes, if some of the animals were allowed to remain grazzing under the solar panels for the normal life span of sheep. Long term health or disease findings and benefits would be good to know since humans live under similar solar panels on their own roofs.
I wonder what exactly you think that the PV panels will ‘do’ to the sheep? They, (the PV panels) are each generating a very low voltage and current, and any magnetic field around them is far less than around you when you are sitting in your home surrounded by a cage of cables conducting 12/240v at what ever current.
As a retired electrical engineer I’d have no worries as far as sheep (or humans) go! I have 50 of PV panels on my roof only a few feet above my home, on the mainland and sleep well at night! 😉
Looney Tunes comment of the century…smh
Just an observation – I support renewable energy – but are we making a recovery from the next hurricane more difficult by having so much energy production in vulnerable, non hardened, sites all around the island? Has KIUC or Civil Defense considered this possibility?