SunPower’s solar panels break world record

SunPower claims to have the most efficient panels in the world. The American solar energy company announced that it can produce highly efficient solar panels that can convert 22.8 percent of the sun’s light into electricity and can generate 70 percent more energy in the same space, compared to less efficient panels, over the first 25 years. According to SunPower, that is a new world record, reported Fortune. Panels with greater efficiency use less material. The more efficiency solar panels have, the fewer materials are required to make them. The…

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Japan to create solar panel recycling rules

The growing solar energy industry needs a future recycling plan. While most would agree that the growing adoption of solar energy is a positive step in the right direction away from fossil fuels, not everyone has stopped to consider that once a solar panel reaches the end of its lifespan, it ends up as waste in a landfill, which could become a serious environmental problem in the future if an effective solar panel recycling method isn’t put into place. In an effort to help prevent future PV (photovoltaic) panel waste…

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