Submitted by andy.connor.e on Wed, 2020-04-22 15:41
I've had this discussion with people before, and want to know what the forums think.
The initial discussion was whether or not a solar panel can produce more energy than it took to create it. I think the way i approached that was a solar panels maximum potential output of energy. Which if you powered the complete production of a solar panels purely by energy from solar panels, then a solar panels annual output is the production of everything at the factory. Instead of a solar panel that generates direct energy, it would produce all the energy by all of the solar panels produced at the factory that its powering. To me, that seems like positive energy flow does it not?