Israel’s plan to increase solar panels will not do anything to help the environment. It will add to the problems that already exist.
Most solar panels are manufactured in China. They are the biggest polluter on the planet, including their factories that use slave labor to produce solar panels. Using anything from China harms the environment by off shoring pollution.
China has no hazard waste disposal of any kind. They let the waste out on the streets and poisons their own people. How is looking to China an environmentally sound policy for any nation?
Solar panels are not only an environmental nightmare when China produces them, but vast amounts of land is also needed to generate sufficient power. They destroy the natural beauty wherever they are installed out of necessity.
Large solar farms that are required to generate power do kill animals, as Black & Veatch discovered:
“Birds, insects, and bats that fly through the highly concentrated, high-temperature (800 to 1,000 degrees F) solar beams – sometimes called solar flux – at concentrating solar plants have been given the name “streamers” by operators of these facilities. When the insects, birds and bats fly through these beams, they are ignited in midair, creating a plume of smoke, or streamer. The animals may be killed by the heat, by the force of falling to the ground, or by a waiting predator.”
Not only does the land need to produce solar farms to lose its natural beauty but kills wildlife in the process. It is not an environmentally friendly strategy.
The soundest form of energy to use is hydrogen. It is the most abundant element in the universe and produces tremendous power. The only byproducts of hydrogen are heat and water.
Hydrogen is one of the cleanest forms of energy there is.
Generators already exist and should be in greater use. They take less space than solar farms and do not cause the same loss of wildlife that solar causes.
Manufacturers outside China, where the countries are not among the top polluters in the world, already sell hydrogen generators.
Hydrogen, not solar panels, is where Israel should be focused for energy of the future. Solar and wind it the past.
Hydrogen is the future. Look forward, not backward.