Technology - 03/June/2022

Circularity in solar stalled by costs

The solar industry is growing exponentially but with that growth comes an increased risk of environmental damage. Companies are starting to change their ways but halting that change comes at a cost

The level of waste from the solar industry is not yet at a level that makes recycling panels economic

TOUGH DESIGN A 30-year design life means solar panels are often difficult to breakdown so the materials can be reused

SUPPLY ISSUES Materials are at risk of becoming more scarce in light of geopolitical tensions and rising solar demand

KEY QUOTE To get a recyclable PV panel, you need to change the production. Everybody is scared of that. It requires new technology ...

 

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