Solar panels are in advance additional appreciation as key components to generate and produce eco-friendly and renewable source of energy. With increasing requirement for more energy, there will be in future, an overabundance of solar panels all over the world. Now this has become a source of eco-conservative concern, according to Mr. Bruce Robertson, Research Associate, from Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University.
Risk to biodiversity:
Mr. Robertson resonance a warning about a possible threat to biodiversity. He makes a note of that the shining dark surfaces of the solar cells, which reflect light, be similar to water surfaces consequential marine insects like mayflies put down their eggs on the solar panels. The solar panels are posing a fake environment peril to more than 300 species of insect. This leads to a reproductive malfunction which may have far-reaching cascading bad effects to the food chain. The insects drop a prey to predators. This figure was revealed from a research held at Hungary.
After their research at Hungary, Mr. Robertson and his social group published an online article in ‘Conservation Biology.’ Reflected sunlight from spread of dark surfaces that are glittery like glass-clad buildings, even automobile, solar panels of all sizes, becomes a irritating latest source for polarized light pollution. This is what reasons the caddis flies and other sea insects to inaccuracy shining surface to be water surface to put down their eggs.
Estimation of Mr. Robertson is that white marking the solar cells may decrease this hazard to a large amount. He premeditated and calculated that the efficiency of solar cells is not as well very much affected by the white grids. While humans may identify reflected sunlight as glower, the research group revealed and discovered that the aquatic insects can be deter by fixing white-color grids and other techniques to break up the polarized reflection. Non-polarizing white-grid utilization is a latest and new advancement for habitat breakup, used constructively at this point.