This reminds me of a plug-and-play joke from grade school about astronomers from group X. (As a Canadian, the joke was typically about French people back then) where they had decided to send a team to the sun. They avoid the obvious problems of burning alive, by sending the team to go at night.
The amount of corruption, theft, bad policy and damage to civilization caused by crypto-environmentalism however, is not so funny.
SPAIN: FRAUD UNCOVERED, SOLAR PLANTS WORKING AT NIGHT(ANSAmed) – MADRD, APRIL 12 – ‘The Ministry for Industry uncovers a serious fraud on solar energy’ , El Mundo reveals today with the newspaper’s main feature story, quoting government data on photovoltaic energy production, according to which several solar plants were actually working at night. It is suspected the solar panels are plugged into power generators or electricity-producing apparel at night, to simulate production and obtain the public grants allowed for the photovoltaic sector. According to the newspaper’s sources, solar plants in Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia and the Canary Islands are supposedly producing energy at night-time, without the sun. Between November and January in particular, more than 4,500 megawatt per hour would have been produced at night, and the amount of State-granted frauded funds would be about 2,6 million euros. Until last year’s November the energy production in Spanish photovoltaic plants didn’t undergo today’s severe controls, which are regulated by the National Energy Commission (CNE, where all data from authonomous communities and energy distribution companies are processed.) The responsible Minister, Miguel Sebastian, pushed CNE to further inspections and open an inquiry to investigate “fraudulent practices.” (ANSAmed).