Some solar panels contain toxic materials. What happens to them once solar panels reach the end of their useful life? As part of our mission, Secure Futures takes solar panel recycling seriously. Today's solar photovoltaic panels have a useful life of 35 to 40 years on average. When it's time to … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Recycling Solar Panels
The clean energy economy is booming in Virginia. Between 2014–2017, solar installations in the Commonwealth have grown from 17 MW to 192 MW, a 1,029% increase. Meanwhile, in just the last year, Virginia’s solar industry added more than 1,200 new jobs to the economy. You’ve probably seen at least one … [Read more...] about Can Solar Panels Damage Your Roof?
Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun's energy and make it useable. Today, the technology produces less than one tenth of one percent of global energy demand. Many people … [Read more...] about Pollution and Noise Free Energy
In recent years, the global price of PV modules has undergone a rapid and sustained period of decline. In light of scaled back policy in key markets and recent bankruptcy announcements, the questions remain: How exactly is Chinese PV module pricing affecting the European market? And how best should … [Read more...] about PV Pricing