Why Warm Weather Is Bad For Solar Panels

Solar power has emerged as the dominant renewable source of energy in many places with a lot of sunny days during any given year. One would think solar would flourish even more spectacularly as the Earth warms—which is what all reports on the topic warn about—but, according to a new study, one would be wrong. Heat is actually bad for the performance of solar panels; that’s something that has already been established along with the fact that a thick snow cover also compromises energy generation. The new study, from the Massachusetts…