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5 Risks of Installing Solar Panels

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Although installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can be both environmentally and economically advantageous, the tradesman carrying out the installation can find themselves at risk of a number of different harmful occurrences during the process. Here are some risk factors to be aware of when carrying out this type of work.

1. Intoxication

Many people who think of solar power as a completely clean and green form of energy are surprised to learn that the process of manufacturing PV panels includes the spraying of the photovoltaic cells with toxic materials. Anyone coming into close contact with the panels, risks inhaling these materials. Therefore, you may want to consider wearing a protective face mask to shield your nose and mouth from these hazardous substances.

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