White solar panels

Are they more efficient, and if so, why aren’t they all white?

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Re: White solar panels

#21  Postby Spearthrower » Jun 21, 2022 12:39 pm

Plus, the tapping would generate heat, thereby negating the practical reasons of having sunglassed singing giraffes on your roof.
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Re: White solar panels

#22  Postby Hermit » Jun 21, 2022 7:31 pm

Spearthrower wrote:
mindhack wrote:Interesting. So there’s no way around in the case of colour at least, but what else can be done to prevent the panels from becoming too hot?

Surrounding them with plant material, like grass or moss, that could work. I don’t see that anywhere. Probably too tricky on rooftops, but why not integrate green in solar fields?

Oh and another thing. I saw a nature documentary once, about giraffes (made by the one and only famous Dave :) ) Amazingly giraffes keep their skin cool because how it is coloured. The dark spots warm faster than the lighter stripes, which causes a cooling airflow. I thought it brilliant design ;)

Perhaps solar panels can’t be white then, but what if they’d resemble a giraffe’s skin?


My only consideration here is how difficult it might be to get giraffes onto your roof.

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Re: White solar panels

#23  Postby Adco » Jun 22, 2022 9:21 am

Bet you can't do that with cats....
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Re: White solar panels

#24  Postby The_Piper » Jun 27, 2022 6:52 pm

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