By SPW By Siena Hacker, Pick My Solar
This article originally appeared on Pick My Solar’s blog and was reprinted with permission. View the original story here.
Retired solar panels used to become e-waste in landfills–a remarkably ungreen end to an environmentally friendly life. In recent years, encouragement from the solar industry and technological advancements have fostered the development of recycling programs for panels past their prime. Solar panel recycling now has the potential to become a $15 billion industry of its own by 2050. Furthermore, better recycling practices can prevent thousands of tons of e-waste from hitting landfills while reclaiming the materials needed
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