Are solar panels toxic?

One of the critical motivations for a lot of homeowners to go solar is to have a better impact on the environment. When we use solar energy in our homes, we reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, and our carbon footprints decrease.

Although solar panels are seen as a source of clean, renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the manufacturing process. In comparison, the vendors need to treat toxic chemicals to make solar panels. Solar panels, however, do not emit toxins into the atmosphere, as they generate electricity.

  • Solar panels are not directly toxic, and it is not a health risk to have them on your house
  • Potentially harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing of panels, but responsible factories must dispose of them adequately