An article, which claims that solar panels drain the sun's energy has gone viral, but apparently the report is a hoax.
National Report carried a piece, which says that experts made a discovery that solar panels are affecting global warming by draining out the sun's energy.
National Report is a satirical website and is known for carrying fake articles. Last week, they carried a story titled "Solar Panels Drain the Sun's Energy" which went viral on internet with several people on social networking site believing that the report is true.
However, several others slammed the reports calling it the funniest thing.
I can't believe there are people out there stupid enough to believe this horse crap: http://t.co/2ChyJDsq24
— Lucas Miller (@LucasAlanMiller) May 25, 2014
Now this is about the dumbest thing I've seen them try to put out there. This is so ridiculous, I can't believe... http://t.co/bi6p4y2rqL
— J Audio (CT) (@JAudioCT) May 26, 2014
Latest news out of Wyoming, "Scientific Think Tank" states solar panels will drain suns energy... Bhwaaahaha! Right. — V 66 (@v66i) May 26, 2014
For all you scientists out there, this is the funniest thing I've seen http://t.co/O9AXVoHK9t
— Shubs (@Shubs09) May 26, 2014
There is no way someone can be that dumb to believe solar panels will drain the suns energy and make it run out. LMFAO — AGL (@IntelligANTGuy) May 27, 2014
There is no way someone can be that dumb to believe solar panels will drain the suns energy and make it run out. LMFAO
— AGL (@IntelligANTGuy) May 27, 2014
::logs on to Facebook:: Sees "Solar Panels drain the Suns energy" story linked. ::Logs out:: Renames shortcut to Facepalm. — GodSwill (@God___Swill) May 27, 2014
"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 report read.
The website reported that scientists from Wyoming Institute of Technology, a privately-owned think tank located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, have found the solar panel not only captures the energy radiated from the sun, but it also physically draws energy from the sun in a process they refer to as "forced photovoltaic drainage."
"If every home in the world had solar panels on their roofs, global temperatures would drop by as much as thirty degrees over twenty years, and the sun could die out within three hundred to four hundred years," a quote from the website read.
Fake stories with sensational headlines including death hoax reports have been reported quite often. These fake stories might get negative reviews from viewers, but make money for the website.
Tim Stevens, editor at CNET, explained to CBS network on how these satirical and fake websites function.
"Obviously, these fake sites aren't getting anywhere near that, but if they can get really a fraction of that, they can make tens of thousands of dollars off of one of these fake stories over just a couple of days," he explained.