Nobody can claim that the solar power sector is perfect, but like any other new industry, it is making an effort to correct as many of its flaws as possible by learning from its experiences.
Look back at why you are critical of this industry and see if there is anything we can do to counter those critiques and provide a more positive picture of it.
Pollution Caused by the Production Methodology
The production of photovoltaic panels is one of the most frequently criticized aspects of the solar business. The solar industry, on the other hand, is one of the most self-regulatory sectors in existence. Although it may seem counter-intuitive for an industry whose primary goal is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by producing clean renewable energy to subsequently produce the pollution it seeks to eliminate!
The NREL, a U.S.-funded organization, has determined that the pollution levels generated by the solar manufacturing industry are acceptable (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Only the solar manufacturing industry recycles and reuses materials better than any other major manufacturing industry, which reduces pollution even further.
It takes more energy to make a PV panel than it does to power it.
PV panels are criticized for consuming more energy to make than they do to generate electricity.
Here’s why that’s not the case. Energy consumed in the construction of photovoltaic (PV) panels is recouped in 2 to 4 years, but the truly fantastic news is that PV panels create energy for 25-30 years, meaning they continue to produce energy for an additional 20-25 years after this time has passed. This means that the quantity of energy generated by PV panels is 5 to 10 times greater than the energy required to create them, thereby erasing that objection to a large extent.
There will always be arguments against solar power and the business as a whole, but in the meanwhile, we believe that we’ve answered most of your primary concerns about it here with the advantages of solar power that we’ve mentioned.
Solar power and other renewable energy sources are the only way to assure that future generations will be able to enjoy a healthy world, so please consider that before you condemn an industry that has the potential to help us avoid a total disaster..