Unfounded Concerns About Photovoltaic Module Toxicity and Waste are Slowing Decarbonization

Heather Mirletz, Henry Hieslmair, Silvana Ovaitt, Taylor Curtis, Teresa Barnes

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Abstract

Unsubstantiated claims that fuel growing public concern over the toxicity of photovoltaic modules and their waste are slowing their deployment. Clarifying these issues will help to facilitate the decarbonization that our world depends on.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1376-1378
Number of pages3
JournalNature Physics
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5K00-86418

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • materials
  • PV waste
  • sustainability
  • toxicity

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