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The installation of Photovoltaic solar panels could lead to the reduction of global warming not only due to the reduction of CO2 emissions, but also because the panels absorb part of the solar radiation that would otherwise heat up the soil and the atmosphere.

Has anyone ever thought to quantify that effect?

That part of solar radiation that is held by the panel and turned into electricity in fact is captured and therefore does not warm the ground and does not bounce in the atmosphere. Has anyone ever quantified this effect? It would be possible to estimate it throught a mathematical formula?


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