15 Jun '11, 6pm

Do We Need Mandatory Recycling for Solar Panels?: SVTC is the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. The organizatio...

Do We Need Mandatory Recycling for Solar Panels?: SVTC is the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. The organizatio...

photo by Greenpeace India, creative commons SVTC is the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition . The organization got its start as an industry watchdog looking at the computer and electronics industry's toxics profile. Now they're working on minimizing the environmental risk of solar panels and solar manufacturing. It's hard to be against recycling. But SVTC is aiming for mandatory recycling of solar panels. So far, many solar manufacturers have tended to do the right thing when it comes to recycling solar panels. First Solar and Abound Solar , manufacturers of cadmium telluride thin-film solar panels already have a take-back program. First Solar has a long-term, bankruptcy-proof, pre-paid trust to cover take-back and recycling of panels. The same might not be true for the many Chinese solar manufacturers although Trina Solar and Yingli Solar scored well on SVTC's solar scorecard...

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