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Solar power challenges

The transition to a low-carbon energy system requires a huge range of materials for the technologies needed. Now a study highlights how large the demand for aluminium could be with rapid photovoltaic adoption, which could have a massive carbon footprint if action is not taken in the sector.

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Laing, T. Solar power challenges. Nat Sustain 5, 285–286 (2022).

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