Solar and Wind Provided Most New Electric Power Capacity in 2016
Last year, solar in Chile set a record low global price for unsubsidized
electricity by any technology. CREDIT: ACERA
In a new study released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), recycling of old solar panels world-wide could exceed $15 Billion by 2050 if the estimated stock of 78 million tons of raw materials are injected back into the economy. The recovered raw materials could potentially be used to produce 2 billion new panels.
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Indian scientists at the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute in Dirgapur, India have come up with a unique solution to the amount of space that a solar system requires - A Solar Tree that can actually compete with more traditional methods of solar installations!