Making Solar Panels in China Takes Lots of Dirty Energy

Solar modules of a 100-megawatt photovoltaic on-grid power project in Dunhuang, China Photograph by Feng Li/Getty Images

Manufacturing solar panels can be a dirty business, from the mining of raw materials to the chemical-laced process of purifying silicon to the assembly of silicon wafers.

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