From 1973 to 2015, world energy demand and consumption skyrocketed. The consumption of electricity has increased much and CO2 emissions doubled. Emissions from the energy sector account for two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions and 80 % of CO2 emissions.
The average lifespan of a solar panel being approximately 20 years, many installations from the early 2000s are set to reach end-of-life. So, it's about time for them to be recycled but the real question is will they be recycled? With the presence of heavy metals waste cannot be managed poorly.
The very first discovery of the solar cell marked the beginning of the change in energy production. This change would be iterated over and over to make new progress in the field of solar energy by researchers and is still going on. The history of solar energy is a story of innovation that all started in the early 19th century.