Solar panel manufacturing provides much-needed jobs and a huge economic impact — all while helping to address climate change. The problem is that current materials and processes involve toxic chemicals that can impact the health, safety and morale of workers and the community. At CoRE, we’re taking a data-driven approach that includes both human and environmental health factors when looking at the manufacturing process. 

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Are there toxic chemicals in the solar panels on your roof? Many homeowners and business owners aren’t aware of the toxic chemicals and harmful processes currently required to produce solar panels. Through research and education, we want to increase demand for solar panels that have a minimal impact on our environment and communities.

Looking for Data?

We are currently working on online tools that will allow researchers to model the impact of solar panel production, see the affect on communities, and communicate with other researchers. If you are interested in viewing or sharing data, please contact us.