Solar Panel Manufacturing Environmental Costs and Benefits

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Scott’s Contracting <scottscontracting> wrote:

Article Highlights:

  1. An average 5 kW solar electric installation … will produce an equivalent of 10 to 12 barrels of oil each year… save about 10,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions…similar to planting 20 mature trees annually or driving your car 7,000 miles less a year.
  2. From the first day a PV installation is turned on, it will create clean, green electricity.
  3. negative news you hear about solar is generated from incumbent energy producers- (Big Oil and Big Coal)
  4. They want us to believe that our current energy infrastructure is the only logical answer when it is clearly not.
  5. PV polycrystalline module will produce enough clean power in about four years to offset the energy required to manufacture it
  6. After a module is manufactured and installed, it will be a zero emissions energy source for the rest of its life
  7. 30 year life expectancy, almost 90% of the energy generated from the solar panel will be pollution free.

2 thoughts on “Solar Panel Manufacturing Environmental Costs and Benefits”

  1. Certainly, but people need to acknowledge that adding Solar to their property is an asset that will raise the long term worth of their building if / when they decide to sell. With the environment the way it is going we are unable to ignore any product that supplies totally free electricity at no cost to both the buyer and more significantly the environment!


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