Town Bans Solar Panels Over Fears They Will “Suck Up All the Energy from the Sun”. For Reals.
The town of Woodland, North Carolina has imposed a moratorium on solar power in the community.
During a Town Council meeting regarding a proposed solar farm, residents and council members raised numerous concerns, including the possibility that solar panels would “suck up all the energy from the sun.”
Jane Mann, a retired science teacher said she is concerned the panels will take up too much of the sun and impact photosynthesis. She said she has seen areas around solar panels where vegetation is brown from a lack of sunlight.
“The panels don’t draw additional sunlight,” Brent Niemann noted. “That’s just not how this works.”