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January 13, 2009

Green building claims: In an article in Business on Sunday about "greenwashing" -- exaggerated or false green building claims -- consultant Jennifer Languell said it takes more energy to manufacture and transport a photovoltaic panel "than it is ever going to produce over its useful life." Photovoltaic panels have been the subject of detailed analysis for decades, and the consensus has long been that over their expected lifetime they produce far more energy than they consume in manufacture.

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