Will glare from solar panels affect neighbouring residents or be dangerous to drivers?

Solar panels are designed to absorb the sun’s rays rather than reflect them. Standard solar panels add non-reflectance coatings to assist in glare reduction and boosting the efficiency of the solar panels.

Solar farm project plans are also analysed during the resource consent process to mitigate potential glare. Several solar projects worldwide are next to airports with no glare obstruction for pilots.

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