ChildrenAreOurDoom t1_ivg0ufv wrote

It makes no sense for me to cut down trees that provide me with a lot of cooling benefit, hurt the ability of the planet to absorb air pollution, hut the ability of the ground to absorb storm water, hurt the planet for the production, shipping, and resource extraction to make the panels and batteries, and to make my property look barren, just so i can use generated energy for cooling.


ChildrenAreOurDoom t1_ivf58tr wrote

There are climate regions in the US that, while still possible, have less benefit than Australia. places with heavy snow or lots of rain/overcast.

Hell, i'm in a GOOD area for solar, and still doesnt make sense for me to get panels because my roof is covered by trees almost all the day.

Which is a benefit of its own, as it keeps my cooling costs low in the summer.