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will a green filter still collect sunlight? Answered

I'm trying to make a sun jar. I've got myself a flip-top jar. the garden light is still pending. but I have a problem (or do I?)- the lid is green. will the green glass still allow the solar panels to get power? or will I have to do something else?

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Best Answer 9 years ago

That's hard to say for sure. Any thick glass lid over a solar panel is going to have some serious effects. I would recommend against it, although it may still work. Give it a shot, if you've got plenty of sunlight you might just be alright.

thanks, but I just found out that the green glass was really clear glass with a thin green film. it came off with sandpaper. but now I have to fix the scratched up glass with polyurethane spray. :P