Is our health at risk with the presence of solar or energy storage?

No. Solar panels have been around for decades, and they have proven to be safe not only around humans but the environment as well. Studies have proven that solar energy improves air quality that, in effect, positively impacts human health. Solar energy does not cause any pollutants. According to studies, solar energy has more health-related benefits than electricity.

Modern energy storage runs on lithium-ion batteries, the same power source used for your laptop or smartphone. On the other hand, PV solar panels are composed of the same materials used in many electronic pieces of equipment. They are also protected with encasing materials to ensure they won’t cause hazards to public health and water supply.

Aside from a small footprint, these energy storage systems do not cause anything harmful to water or air. They are quickly distributed at a multiple megawatt scale.