October 23, 2020
USA (United States of America)
Over the last two decades, the expansion of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the US has created immense benefits in the form of green jobs, economic development, and climate action. However, this great success story does not address the fundamental fact that PV, like any other electronic product, does not last forever and is in fact experiencing early end-of-life(EOL) decommissioning well before end of warranty due to manufacturing defects, installation mistakes, tax-motivations, technology upgrades, forest fires, and weather-related events like hail, tornadoes, and hurricanes fueled by climate change.