PV Power is a Positive Net Energy Producer
Since 2000, huge investments have been pouring into the solar industry, and it has grown exponentially. Many focus just on the financing or the return on investment of solar. It’s also important to keep in mind why solar got so big. Was it the promise that it would have less impact on the environment?
What about the “energetic costs” used to create the solar industry? For the first time since the solar boom started, the electricity generated by all of the world’s installed solar panels last year probably surpassed the amount of energy going into manufacturing more modules.