chapter  7
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Environmental and resource issues facing solar technology

One of the most crucial things to consider when any new technology is being developed at scale is its environmental impact. Although solar is still a relatively small-scale endeavour it is important to look at these issues early on, both to highlight the limitations of a technology and also to look at what measures can be put in place to reduce any negative impacts it might have. This is particularly true of renewable energy technologies, since so much of the justification for their development is environmental.