SOLAR PANELS ARE SADLY AN ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER
Written by Peter Boykin on July 25, 2022
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist
SOLAR PANELS: AN ‘ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER’
Solar panels, long touted as a green alternative to traditional energy, could be an “environmental danger” according to an explosive new report from the LA Times.
Back up: In 2006, California offered massive subsidies to homeowners if they purchased solar panels and installed them on their roofs. An estimated 1.3 million homes now have solar panels in the golden state.
Here’s the problem: Solar panels only have a 25-year life cycle. Now ending up in California dumps where “components that contain toxic heavy metals such as selenium and cadmium can contaminate groundwater.”
Disposal: The LA Times report says that “as California barreled ahead on its renewable-energy program…
questions about how to handle the toxic waste that would accrue years later were never fully addressed.”
Sam Vanderhoof, a solar industry expert, says only 1 in 10 panels is properly recycled.
Big picture: This isn’t just a California problem. Roughly 140,000 solar panels are installed every day across the U.S.
Did you know that most states classify solar panels are ‘hazardous materials”? I didn’t.
[Source: LA Times, Fox News]
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