Solar Panels ‘Drain the Sun’s Energy, Experts Say’ is Fake

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An article saying that “solar panels drain the Sun’s energy” is a hoax.

The report was published on self-described satirical website National Report.

“This week, a scientific research facility in Wyoming made a startling discovery that is certain to change the way millions of Americans look at the environmentalism movement, after they found conclusive evidence that solar panels not only convert the sun’s energy into usable energy, but that they are also draining the sun of its own energy, possibly with catastrophic consequences far worse than global warming,” the fake report says.

According to a disclaimer that has since been removed, the publication doesn’t have real news.

It says: “DISCLAIMER: National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental … Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional. If you are in need of professional help (and you may be if you are on this page), please consult a professional. National Report is intended for a mature audience and not for children under the age of 18.” 

The “solar panels” article had a few thousand “likes” and shares on Facebook.

 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.