#1 July 23, 2015 03:11:56

weijing3333
Registered: 2015-07-23
Posts: 4
Reputation: +  0  -
Profile   Send e-mail  

Are solar panels toxic?


Are there any solar modules using toxic materials?

Offline

#2 July 24, 2015 10:43:56

Thackie
Registered: 2013-08-05
Posts: 33
Reputation: +  0  -
Profile   Send e-mail  

Are solar panels toxic?

This article may answer the question http://www.solarindustrymag.com/issues/SI1309/FEAT_05_Hazardous_Materials_Used_In_Silicon_PV_Cell_Production_A_Primer.html

This can be a very emotive topic depending on one's understanding of chemical toxicology so I will leave it there.

so I hope the article answers your queries.
Kevin (Thackie)

Edited Thackie (July 24, 2015 10:44:29)

Offline

#3 July 31, 2015 06:38:25

weijing3333
Registered: 2015-07-23
Posts: 4
Reputation: +  0  -
Profile   Send e-mail  

Are solar panels toxic?

Thank you for answering my questions about solar panels.

Offline

#4 Aug. 3, 2015 09:36:43

bella915
Registered: 2015-07-30
Posts: 10
Reputation: +  0  -
Profile   Send e-mail  

Are solar panels toxic?

weijing3333
Are there any solar modules using toxic materials?

I have see ever,but I think the solar product in renesola wouldn't using toxic materials.

Offline

#5 Aug. 3, 2015 10:58:31

SolarDave
Registered: 2012-08-02
Posts: 67
Reputation: +  0  -
Profile   Send e-mail  

Are solar panels toxic?

Hi Bella915 - I forgot to say ‘a big hello’ to a new blogger on the Microgen site. Hopefully the community can answer your queries, or at least point you in the right direction. I'm on leave this week, which is why I can run through the articles and add a few comments.

coming from a process chemical background, solar products are a manufactured consumer product, which works on the basis of chemicals interacting to produce the desired electricity for us!

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell

Solar panels will be mass produced and so the process and the chemicals used in that process will be similar for each manufacturer. However, how a manufacturer gets to the end-product will be defined by local labour laws, national Health & safety law, and the strategic policy of the company in question on measures to protect their workers in a manufacturing process - from dust, physical dangers, liquids

the levels of toxicity to workers will depend upon how the chemical handling process is carried out. if a company is reputable, and invests into the manu process as well as H&S eg is carrying out the process to say ISO9001, the manufacturing process will be monitored to produce the same accurate end-product, and hopefully the workers are fully protected from both physical harm from breathing in or having physical contact with the process chemicals. Having a mass produced product does mean automation and hence hopefully less worker contact with the physical liquid, gases and solids used to make the product.

Offline

Board footer

Moderator control

Powered by DjangoBB

Lo-Fi Version