NBC's closer was a Making a Difference feature took Ian Williams to sunny Sydney where Armand Holland, a green-minded teenager, persuaded his high school to convert its roof to solar panels to make it carbon neutral and even, when it is baking hot, generate surplus electricity to the national grid. Williams was so eager to give us the human interest that he completely ignored the crucial details of the story. How do the panels work? How much do they cost? Is their power cost efficient? Is their manufacture eco-friendly? Is this project scalable? Which corporations stand to benefit?
Instead of information we get uplift, about "a fourteen-year-old's scientific curiosity and desire to help the environment."
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