Solar Manufacturing in Europe vs. China (image) DOE/Argonne National Laboratory Caption A new study by Argonne and Northwestern scientists reported that solar panels manufactured in China are likely to use more energy to make and have a larger carbon footprint than those made in Europe. Credit Image by Renee Carlson/Argonne National Laboratory. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.