Are solar panels toxic?

No, and here’s why not: Coldwater Solar is expected to utilize bifacial monocrystalline silicon solar modules. These panels use a crystal lattice of silicon atoms to convert sunlight into electricity. They are called “bifacial” because they have solar semiconductor materials on both sides of the panel, which allows each panel to generate more electricity than a single-sided panel would. Silicon is the second-most-abundant material on Earth (after oxygen) and the most common semiconductor used in computer chips (see solar/ articles/solar-photovoltaic-cell-basics). It is nontoxic.