The carbon footprint of silicon solar panels

Putting up huge numbers of solar panels every day could help address the world’s energy crisis. ‘If you want to solve big problems, then the scale of whatever you are doing is also likely to be big, and so is any waste you generate,’ explains Frederik Krebs who led a study at the Technical University of Denmark. ‘This should therefore be part of your thinking when you are developing something.’ [1]

solar powerAlmost 90% of the World’s photovoltaics today are based on some variation of silicon. Solar energy is an essential part of the global move toward clean, renewable energy, and it is critical that the growing solar photovoltaic industry is itself truly safe and sustainable. Continue reading