Solar Power

What are the risks associated with solar energy?

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2008-04-19 13:55:49

There are roughly two types of solar power: Thermic (Solar

heating) and Electric (PV)

Risks are only the risks like handling any kind of powered

equipment generating/using heat or electricity.

So Solar heating heating can cause fire, stream burns (As used

by concentrating solar mirrors) , mechanical overload. PV can cause

electrocution and fire by short circuit.

By comparisment with other ways of power production the risks

are lower. There is no fuel that can burn/explode and no waste that

is either toxic or radioactive.

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