Question: Are there any solar panels made using energy ONLY from solar panels? Or are the panels (and their component parts) all made using fossil fuels? I mean the silicon foundries, etc.
I’m betting that the electricity used to make solar panels comes from other sources of production, like coal, oil or natural gas, and not wind or solar.
I know that Ethanol, once heralded as a replacement for fossil fuels, is distilled with heat from Natural Gas, or from electricity from (mostly) coal fired power plants. I’ve never seen an ethanol plant that uses ethanol (or even biomass) as a source of energy.