28 Mar '12, 7am

How to make solar even more sustainable

How to make solar even more sustainable

Sure, solar power is greener than electricity from fossil fuel, but that doesn't guarantee that all solar panels are made sustainably . For corporations buying or investing in solar panels for their environmental benefits, it makes sense to keep track of the sustainability leaders -- and to be wary of the potential risks of associating with manufacturers with less sustainable practices. The good news, though, is that many solar manufacturers are highly aware of the issue, according to a new report from San Francisco-based nonprofit As You Sow. The group, which advocates for environmental and social corporate responsibility, supports solar energy and put out the report – titled Clean & Green: Best Practices in Photovoltaics -- as a guide for investors, consumers and others. “I was really pleased to see how much awareness there was,” said Amy Galland, the report’s author, ad...

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