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Earth Notes
12:00 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Earth Notes: Honoring the Sun I: Solar Panels’ Side Benefit

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This month, as nights grow long, Earth Notes pays homage to the sun and to some of the lesser-known ways it can fuel our lives.

It’s well known that photovoltaic solar panels produce clean, renewable energy. But a new study suggests that they can have an unintended consequence: in some climates, panels mounted on roofs may help keep interiors cool in summer and warm in winter.

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