Nebraska was hit hard, but not by a baseball team or a meteor shower. No, it was hit by something much more damaging: baseball-sized hail. That’s right, a solar array located in Nebraska was destroyed by hail the size of baseballs. Talk about bad luck!
Now, for those who might not know what a solar array is, it’s a bunch of solar panels organized in a grid-like formation. They convert sunlight into electricity and are supposed to be a clean and green energy source. Well, not anymore. Thanks to Mother Nature’s fury, this solar array is nothing more than a bunch of broken panels.
Of course, the climate nuts are blaming climate change for this unfortunate event. But let’s be real here, this is just nature doing what it does best: wreaking havoc. And while it’s horrible to see damage like this, it’s a reminder that renewable energy sources like solar aren’t as reliable or affordable as some people make them out to be.
In fact, solar energy has a bigger carbon footprint than wind or nuclear energy. That’s right, those sleek and shiny panels are actually harmful to the environment. They release nitrogen trifluoride, which is 17,000 times worse for the atmosphere than CO2. And let’s not forget about all the toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Cancer biologist David H. Nguyen has pointed out the use of cadmium telluride, cadmium gallium, copper indium selenide, and other nasty toxins in solar arrays.
Ruh Roh… Nebraska Solar Array Destroyed by Baseball-Sized Hail https://t.co/3r8to6qAu0
— RedState (@RedState) June 29, 2023
But hey, at least China is benefiting from all of this. They control 80 percent of the solar panel market, and 95 percent of the polysilicon wafers used in solar panels come from Communist China. So while Nebraska has to clean up the mess and order new panels (probably from China), China is raking in the money. Talk about a win for them.
Now, will Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) rebuild the solar array? Probably. They’ll just have to bury the broken panels and order new ones. And guess where those new panels will come from? You guessed it, China. It’s like a never-ending cycle of dependence on a communist country. But hey, at least we can feel good about being “green,” right? Well, maybe not.
In conclusion, the destruction of the Nebraska solar array serves as a reminder that renewable energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it may seem like a great idea on the surface, but the reality is much different. From the environmental impact of manufacturing to the reliance on China for panels, there are many downsides to solar energy. Maybe it’s time to reconsider our energy sources and focus on something more reliable and efficient, like nuclear power. Sweden seems to have figured that out. Who knows, maybe they’re onto something.