If you’re not aware, solar energy panels are not only efficient in generating clean energy, but they are also highly recyclable. Many people think that solar panels are complex, but they are actually made up of materials that can be recycled, such as glass, aluminum, plastic, metal, and silicone.
According to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency in 2016, it is estimated that recycling the first generation of solar panels will yield 78 million tons of recyclable materials, which could be worth up to $15 billion globally. This value will help to support the creation of a sustainable future and move us closer to becoming a green nation by 2050.
As technology continues to advance, engineers are developing more efficient ways to recycle solar panels and reuse their materials. It’s important that we educate others about the sustainability of solar energy. As the solar market grows, we will see an increase in green jobs and the economy will benefit. Additionally, the lifespan of solar panels is around 25 to 30+ years, making them a sustainable choice. As we continue to recycle solar panels, we have the opportunity to develop more sustainable recycling methods for the future.
At SUNSOLAR SOLUTIONS, we are committed to helping the world reach its energy goals and we’re here to help you understand how solar energy can benefit you and your community. Contact us for more information and to get a free quote.