Solar energy powers 4 percent of the world’s electricity, according to The International Energy Agency — the result of record-breaking growth in clean energy over the last 20-plus years. That’s the good news. At the same time, 8 million metric tons of solar panels are nearing the end of their (25-30 year) life expectancy and could be headed to landfills by 2030. Not so good.
Preparing for this onslaught of decommissioned solar panels requires us to advance the solar panel recycling process. It’s a critical step to fortify the solar industry’s effectiveness and reputation as a sustainable source of clean energy.
Most people believe climate change is real. But they don’t know what to do about it. Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe shares her perspective on why talking about climate is the first step.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is having a watershed year, and for the solar industry, this momentum is great news. But solar companies may need to up the ante on their own sustainability efforts.
By Zubin Segal and Nancy Edwards The light at the end of the seemingly endless 2020 tunnel waxes and wanes with each day’s news, but we at CPMG are cautiously optimistic about 2021. With a vaccine now on its way and a new administration that believes in science poised to take back the White House, things
Intersolar 2020 brought innovation, collaboration, and inspiration to sunny San Diego for three full days last week. As always, Clean Power Marketing Group was there to meet with old friends, forge new partnerships, and soak in the collective passion of professionals in our industry (along with our fair share of Vitamin D).
Many local businesses would like to do their part to lower carbon emissions but don’t know where to start. Austin’s own Cosmic Coffee + Beer took us on a recent tour to share their sustainability best practices.