Oops: Washington Post Notes Problems With Solar As Part Of TDS

One would think that a Warmist outlet like the Washington Post would approve of solar power on Trump’s wall, if the wall has to be built. Alas, Trump Derangement Syndrome

WaPo Points Out Flaws With Solar Power After Trump Suggests Putting Panels On The Border Wall

The Washington Post is very skeptical of President Donald Trump’s proposal to cover the U.S.-Mexico border wall he’s promised to build with solar panels.

The paper was quick to point to past reporting on the pitfalls of using solar panels to help pay for a border wall. It’s a big turn from WaPo’s usually positive stance on solar panels as a way to fight global warming.

They’re super supportive, but not to the point of putting solar panels on its own office building and trying to rely solely on it

WaPo’s Dino Grandoni wrote that “experts who have taken the solar-paneled border wall proposal seriously say such a structure would have significant issues.”

“Vertically fixed panels could lead to an efficiency loss of around 50 percent,” Grandoni wrote, referring to a Financial Times article from February.

Grandoni also pointed to a past WaPo report by Sophie Yeo, which noted that “solar panels degrade over time” and the “requirements dictated by the security aspects of the border wall — bricks and spray paint, for example — could further reduce efficiency.”

You know, if Trump would spend lots of time talking about how much he supports solar and wind power you could bet that all of a sudden the Cult of Climastrology would find reasons to be against solar and wind. Heck, if he stated that the Paris Climate Agreement was awesome, all the supporters of the PCA would come out against it.

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5 Responses to “Oops: Washington Post Notes Problems With Solar As Part Of TDS”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Trump trolling the Wapoo again.
    But they make it so goddamn easy.

  2. Trump’s probably just trolling the greenies. I imagine that damage caused by fence jumpers and vandals wouldn’t make it cost effective.

  3. Dana says:

    If Trump proposed that the wall have enough solar panels and windmills to generate 100% of US total power usage, the left would still oppose it, because, immigration!

    • I like the idea of the windmills. If slicing and dicing is good enough for migratory birds, it’s good enough for migrants! /sarc

      • Dana says:

        Forget the sarcasm: as far as I am concerned, if someone is trying to cross the border illegally, and they get chopped to death by windmill blades, that’s a good thing. If someone is trying to cross the border illegally, and dies of heat stroke in the New Mexico desert, that’s a good thing. If you do something illegal, and get killed in the process, it’s on you.

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