When you think about solar and solar panels, the first thing that most likely pops into your head is sustainability or green energy. While solar panels and solar energy are sustainable, the manufacturing of solar panels does have a footprint.
Solar panels require various minerals and processes that use natural resources and have an impact on the environment. Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s created the solar scorecard to grade solar panel manufacturers sustainable practices to help reduce the impact of manufacturing solar panels.
For the second year in a row, SunPower was rate as the most sustainable solar panel manufacturer.