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May 30, 2018

Japan Will Need To Dispose of 110,000 Solar Panels per Day!

Filed under: Japan,solar,Solar Farm — sunshinehours1 @ 7:41 PM
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A mess of panels.

TOKYO —  Solar panels have sprung up across Japan in the past few years, after the government introduced a “feed-in tariff” in July 2012 that guarantees prices for electricity generated from renewable energy. When these panels reach the end of their working lives in 20-30 years, they will create a mountain of waste.


By 2020, Japan’s Environment Ministry forecasts the country’s solar-panel waste will exceed 10,000 tons.

After that, the pile really starts growing: reaching 100,000 tons in 2031 and topping 300,000 tons in 2033, the 20th anniversary of the feed-in tariff.

Between 2034 and 2040 the amount of waste produced is expected to hover around 700,000-800,000 tons annually.

The projected peak of 810,000 tons is equivalent to 40.5 million panels.

To dispose of that amount in a year would mean getting rid of 110,000 panels per day.




  1. That is absolutely nothing compared with the problem of plastics. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

    Comment by Salamanca — May 31, 2018 @ 10:46 AM | Reply

  2. And how many waste cars will be in 10 years? Think about it.

    Comment by Salamanca — May 31, 2018 @ 11:06 AM | Reply

  3. I’m pretty sure they will know how to recycle solar panels in twenty years.

    Comment by Salamanca — May 31, 2018 @ 12:09 PM | Reply

  4. In fact, is much more profitable to recycle a solar panel than plastic or wheels.

    Comment by Salamanca — May 31, 2018 @ 12:21 PM | Reply

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