Recycling solar panels | Esposito Research Group Blog

Posted by danesposito in Solar-Popular Press

During their operation, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels represent the environmental ideal for energy production, generating clean electricity from renewable and abundant sunlight without any associated CO2 emissions.  However, much energy can go into materials processing, manufacturing, installation, and end-of-life decommissioning of a solar cell.  The ratio of the energy produced over the lifetime of the solar panel to the energy input to its construction and decommissioning is called the energy returned on energy invested (EROI), and is an important metric.

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