The European Centre for the Recycling of Solar Energy (CERES) is celebrating its collection of over 500 tons of -of-life photovoltaic panels between January 1 and April 1, 2012.
Nicolas Defrenne, CERES’ managing director, has declared that, “Over the last 30 days, ten new members have joined us which confirms that CERES benefits from a very positive dynamic. Indeed, support from the photovoltaic industry is paramount for us as we want to make our free take-back model the rule and to preserve the competitiveness of photovoltaic manufacturers.”
CERES is also working in order to preserve its system’s compliance with all the requirements of the new WEEE Directive, which now includes photovoltaic panels. CERES manages the entire process of waste declaration, collection, monitoring and recycling without any additional costs for them.