Are solar photovoltaic modules sustainable?
The production of energy through photovoltaic solar modules is not only economically efficient, it is also a technology that benefits the environment. The environmental balance of photovoltaic energy is positive for several reasons:
- Photovoltaic systems do not need fossil fuels to generate energy.
- Photovoltaic systems reduce CO2 emissions.
- Over their lifetime, solar photovoltaic modules generate more energy than was used in their manufacture.
- The current manufacturing processes, through deposition, are much more efficient, ecological and rational, generating practically no waste.
Did you know that you can reduce the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere through solar energy?
Photovoltaic plants do not emit CO2. Carbon dioxide is the chemical element that most contributes to the greenhouse effect and, consequently, to global warming. Therefore, one of the sustainable options is to replace fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, with clean energy sources. Through a solar installation, on your roof or on your land can make the difference.
Production of solar modules without rare materials
Solar cells are made of silicon, an abundant mineral resource on our planet. The sun, as the most important component of a solar energy system, is an infinite source of energy, which continues to bring us free energy in the form of solar radiation.
Recycled solar modules
The main components of solar photovoltaic modules are silicon, aluminum and glass. Nowadays, most solar modules are composed of recycled materials. The three main components of the solar modules can be recycled and up to 95% and consequently reused. Thus, especially in the case of silicon, they consume much less resources than in their original manufacturing process.
Long durability of solar modules
Solar modules have a very long service life – at least 25 years. However, even after 25 years, the module does not need to be replaced immediately – it works with a reduction of about 20% of its original power, continuing to produce electricity, although in smaller quantities. The longer the durability of solar modules, the higher the yield and environmental balance. Therefore, it is always advisable to install high quality modules.