The minuscule negative environmental impact of solar energy does not outweigh the overwhelmingly positive impact they have and the vital part they will play in our energy infrastructure in the 21st century. We need to be implementing this in our infrastructure now to prepare for the times ahead that are going to come.
Yes, the environmental issues with the batteries used for solar energy are acceptable. Although the use of these batteries for solar energy can cause some problems, there are many benefits to solar energy, and it is one of the cleanest energies available. For this reason, solar energy is to be encouraged, despite environmental issues with the batteries.