Solar panels have come a long way - Recycling them has not

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Solar panels have come a long way - Recycling them has not

Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels

Over the past five years, it's become more likely to see solar panels blanketing a field or shimmering on a rooftop near you. The industry grew by 33 per cent each year on average over the last 10 years,...

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