How this “sustainable” energy solution was beaten by an everyday weather occurence

A recent hailstorm in southeastern Texas led to significant damage to a large solar farm, which the project’s developer says is operating at a lower capacity as a result. (FOX26 Houston KRIV)

An onslaught of hail in southeastern Texas that destroyed large portions of a massive solar farm is highlighting the perils of trading traditional power sources for vulnerable “green” alternatives and sparking concern about the potential for chemical leaks from the broken panels.

Aerial footage captured the significant damage suffered by the Fighting Jays Solar farm in Fort Bend County, Texas. The March 15 storm shattered hundreds of panels and prompted a nearby resident to question if the solar panels were leaking chemicals such as cadmium telluride, which is linked to serious health risks in humans.