Solar panels are touted for their environmental benefits and energy efficiency, but energy savings is only part of being sustainable. Did you know that only about 10% of panels in the US are made from recycled materials? Solar panels are often made from aluminum frames manufactured and shipped from China, losing emissions throughout the mining, manufacturing and shipping process.
Fortunately, there is a pathway forward – recycled steel, sourced locally. Solar module frames which employ this type of production can reduce the carbon footprint of non-recycled frames by 71.2%. For solar to be considered a truly sustainable source of energy, module frame production must not be overlooked.
This webinar will discuss developments in the solar module frame industry, and how new technologies are dramatically transforming the market. Speakers include solar expert and University of California Berkeley Researcher A. Petek Gursel, Origami CEO Gregg Patterson, and Boundless Senior Research Analyst Andreas van Giezen.
Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm PDT
A. Petek Gursel
University of California, Berkeley
Andreas van Geizen
Senior Research Analyst
Boundless Impact Research & Analytics
Origami Solar, Inc.