Posted: Jun 21, 2022 8:06 am
by mindhack
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?