Full Title: Solar’s Bright Future Faces a Cloudy Reality: What About All the Waste?
Author(s): Rachel A. Meidl
Publisher(s): Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Publication Date: January 12, 2022
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Recycling solar panels is an expensive, complicated and energy-intensive process, writes energy fellow Rachel Meidl. But with cumulative solar waste projections expected to rise globally over the next few decades, she argues that it is vital to design a more circular and sustainable management system for end-of-life panels.