Blistering Temperatures In Britain Cause Solar Panels To Stop Working

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2022
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Solar panels in Britain stopped working Tuesday as temperatures in the country topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

The solar panels generated only 2.8 gigawatts of energy, compared to the 3.3 gigawatts typically expected at this time of year, The Telegraph reported.

“We never see peak output in mid summer,” University of Sheffield professor Alastair Buckley said. “We saw cell temperatures of 70 degrees yesterday on our test system. Normally it would be between 40 degrees and 50 degrees.”

British Met Office CEO Penny Endersby issued a “Red Extreme” heat warning Friday as temperatures in the...

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