The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) 2012 Solar Scorecard, intended to push the photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing industry to do the right thing, was just released.
Compelling an industry struggling to weather economic, political and technological upheaval is challenging, but the SVTC is making progress. In its first year, the scorecard got fourteen responses, representing 24 percent of the PV industry market share, from the approximately 200 queried companies. Last year, it got 46.6 percent. This year the number of queries was pared to 116 and fifteen responses covered 51 percent of the market.
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