As solar power advances, disposal will become an issue
The Utility Solar Assessment Study estimates that solar energy will account for 10 percent of electricity use in the U.S. by 2025.
But like any other consumer product, solar panels have a limited shelf life and disposing of old panels will eventually come into play.
So what do you do when you need to get rid of an obsolete panel? With a life expectancy of more than 25 years, even the trailblazers of solar power panels should have several years before they really need to worry, in theory. But some companies are wisely anticipating the demand ahead of time, according to a Feb. 19 Earth911.com report.