How Toxic Is The Process Of Manufacturing Solar Panels?

Realizing that essentially every product has a carbon footprint, some cleaner and greener than others expands thinking to new levels. New levels, such as which is the worst or the better of the choices? Solar Panels are an unnatural, manmade, useable sustainable energy resource people tap into because the benefits outweigh the unpleasant facts.

Solar is the champion of renewable energy sources, outperforming, and outdoing fossil fuel sources. Solar Panels, under normal conditions, do not need replacing, except once every thirty years. Making their litter or discarded parts practically nonexistent. Compared to cell phones, televisions, monitors, and many other devices discarded after a few months or years of use. The excess waste is unusable, unnatural, and unhealthy.

Excess solar energy, powers more homes up and down the street you live on. It is stored and aids many people facing retirement years because of the return on their investment of solar panels. The popularity of going solar in residential homes increased a whopping 67percent in 2012, according to the renewable energy website. More demands always equal the need for supplies, thus creating a problem for solar panel waste. Eventually, speculations lead us to a dreadful conclusion; about what to do with the toxic waste built up by manufacturing solar panels.

According to Michael Bartholomeusz of AQT Solar, and The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC), like-minded goals of lowering, our Nation’s dependence on harmful, toxic materials needs elimination.  Groups like these two work together searching for greener methods regarding solar panels.

It would be perfect if manufactured within a solar powered factory, were solar panels.  The surplus of waste and trash including pollution involved in manufacturing solar panels is not a threat yet, because the power solar energy provides continues to lower the emissions and pollutants in the air by 90%.  Solar energy creates power in a doable, practical manner.

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