Nebraska solar farm destroyed by baseball-sized hail

Wyoming News


Leave it to mother nature to show one weakness of solar farms….hail.

The size of baseballs. It fell recently and destroyed a solar farm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. It shattered nearly every one of the panels on the 5.2 megawatt solar project according to the Cowboy State Daily.

Don Day, Cowboy State Daily meteorologist, said the hail would have reached terminal velocity during its descent, which is the maximum speed an object will reach when falling. The hail would have likely struck the panels going 100 to 150 mph.

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