These people bought an EV in 2014. Now it has stopped working entirely. Why?
The battery needs to be replaced. But the battery costs more than they paid for the car in 2014
Then there are the rapidly accumulating waste solar panels.
Now I myself am a solar user. We waited and entered the solar market with 400w panels with the highest efficiency and quality we could. But we know people that entered much earlier with zillions of sub 100 watt panels that admittedly are easier to handle but far less efficient. With the 400w ones man they are heavy! I mean seriously heavy!! Just moving them requires logistical planning let alone proper disposal (if proper really counts as proper since we use words that dont really mean what we think they mean all the time now)
Honestly calling all this green just seems like a scam as all we brilliant humans can do with this solar/battery waste is pile it up or fuss with it by spending more time and money than the actual benefit to fussing with it. It certainly wont decompose and aint noone got the time to carefully disassemble each illconcieved panel to painstaklingly claw back the minority percentage of the panel that is perhaps recyclable at an overall loss to the processor! Thats just to sort the reusable from non reusable parts. Still the actual recycling must be done. Use robots? Well robots need a power source which will probably be more batteries destined for the landfill or toxic waste segregation. It can cost 20x+just to transport and recycle and even then there is perma toxic waste versus the cheaper easier lazy dump it in a landfill that you and I both know the majority of humans will opt for versus virtue signalling at an overall loss to their pocket book.
Really think about this. Such a lack of foresight and forethought with PV and batteries.
Im tired of appreciating stupid things like this that are exactly not what they claim to be. Green
Is there any hope? Yes
Meanwhile there is this old technology that doesnt have any of this dark side of modern “green” energy baggage attached to it
But we can’t have nice things that are actually green!!!