Roof-top solar panels are all the rage these days. There is a general impression that they are helping us move away from a dependence upon coal and natural gas to generate electricity. While the introduction of solar power does reduce the amount of coal and natural gas used it is not reliable enough to allow for any of these plants to be decommissioned. And there are a lot of issues with solar panels that most people are not aware of. I discuss some of these in my latest blog posting.