Solar panels that work in the dark? Sounds a little fishy until you see the (almost obvious) beauty of the system. Fiber optics cables collect the light and send it down to the panels out of sight. This would eliminate solar panels from the roof of a car or home.
Part of the problem with accurately estimating ice loss is a phenomenon known as post-glacial rebound: the rock underneath Antarctica is rising up because the ice of the last ice age is no longer weighing it down, and this is naturally changing the continent’s gravity field.