Connor Pendergast of Discover Magazine writes that there is a dark side to clean energy.
- There are many problems with the disposal practices of older-generation solar panels, and sufficient updates, as well as diversification, are needed to improve upon current industry practices.
- The pure silicon used in the production of solar panels can leak nitrogen trifluoride and sulfur hexafluoride into the environment when not disposed of properly.
- Solar panels, which are predominantly made in China, must innovate and become more environmentally safe.
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