Making solar panels typically involves toxic chemicals that can cause cancer and other illnesses. Our goal is to improve workers’ health, safety and morale by reducing the use of toxic chemicals, limiting the negative impact of materials on workers’ health, and including human and environmental health factors as we explore alternate materials and manufacturing processes.
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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.