Energy

Global impacts of solar panels

Conversion of solar energy into heat impacts the regional precipitation in general and global heat cirulation at large

 

Aixue Hu, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Samuel Levis, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Gerald A. Meehl, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Weiqing Han, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80301, USA

Warren M. Washington, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Keith W. Oleson, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Bas J. van Ruijven, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

Mingqiong He, Meteorological Bureau of Hubei Province, Wuhan, Hubei Province 430074, China

Warren G. Strand, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 80305, USA

 

Despite the unsafe impacts of consuming petroleum products on the atmosphere, other vital sources of energy will be more imperative later on in light of the fact that non-renewable energy sources could run out by the mid-twenty-second century given the present rate of consumption. This infers that at some point or another humankind will depend vigorously on renewable energy resources. This paper displays the impacts of a substantial scale use of sustainable power source on local and global atmosphere with respect to a base atmosphere of the focus pathway. It is identified that solar panels alone cause regional cooling by changing the solar energy to electricity in comparison to the regions without solar panels. The transformation of electricity into heat, principally in urban zones, increases the territorial and worldwide temperatures which compensate the cooling impact. In any case, there are consequences of these procedures that regulate the global heat circulation, bringing about changes in regional precipitation.

 

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https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate2843