Why insects and solar panels don't mix

Intriguing post over at our SmartPlanet sister site about why solar panels might endanger the lifecycles of certain insects. Turns out many aquatic bugs mistake shiny panels for water and are laying their eggs, with adverse consequences for their species.

Intriguing post over at our SmartPlanet sister site about why solar panels might endanger the lifecycles of certain insects. Turns out many aquatic bugs mistake shiny panels for water and are laying their eggs, with adverse consequences for their species. Sure, mosquitoes may annoy you, but they -- and their kin -- serve a role in the larger foodchain. Worth mulling.

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