06 Apr '11, 5pm

How green are those solar panels, anyway? #solar

How green are those solar panels, anyway? #solar

SolarWorld's ratings aim to keep the photovoltaic industry on the sunny side. So which is the sunniest solar manufacturer of them all? I don't mean companies whose photovoltaic panels generate the most carbon-free electricity, but which are the most environmentally friendly in their manufacturing, labor, and recycling practices. Solar modules can contain toxic materials, and they have a finite life cycle. As the industry booms -- the number of megawatts installed in the United States in 2010, for instance, spiked 67 percent -- photovoltaic trash eventually will become an issue. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition this week released its annual Solar Scorecard to rate photovoltaic manufacturers according to four criteria: recycling, green jobs, toxics, and disclosure. The toxics coalition looked at whether companies had programs to take back and recycle their old solar panel...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-04-06-solar-sc...

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