Dirty solar energy?
Solar Panels Increased Emissions Of A Gas 17,200 Times More Potent Than CO2On top of that, solar is not dependable or efficient in the production and delivery of energy. It also is much more labor-intensive than fossil fuels.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) is a key chemical agent used to manufacture photovoltaic cells for solar panels, suggesting government subsidies and tax credits for solar panels may be a driving factor behind the 1,057 percent in NF3 over the last 25 years. In comparison, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions only rose by about 5 percent during the same time period.
NF3 emissions have rapidly increased in Asia as well due to its rapidly growing solar panel market, and researchers think that many nations are under-reporting their NF3 emissions by roughly a factor of 4.5.
NF3 emissions are 17,200 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas over a 100 year time period.