dragonflymasterjack.roger via FlickrPV, I only have eyes for you.

It really bugs us that there are (naturally) some down sides to renewable energy solutions, such as solar or wind. Which makes the news that the brilliant shine of solar panels is luring some insects to their deaths sting even more. Wasp could be worse than being a thirsty aquatic insect buzzing around in search of a watery oasis but instead beelining for the reflections of PV panels — to the point of death?

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Thankfully, a little white tape to section off the panels reduces this effect. Good thing too, cuz solar panels would be so much less productive (and so much more gross) if they’re buried under piles of dead bug bodies.


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