Inventux Technologies’ silicon thin-film modules have been newly minted toxic free and environmentally friendly by TÜV Rheinland, who bestowed its restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) certificate on the company’s modules. TÜV Rheinland grants the RoHS certificate after concluding that the products tested are free from toxic heavy metals such as cadmium and lead. Inventux had previously volunteered to have the European RoHS Directive and the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act check its modules for toxic free conformity.
Inventux states that it can now guarantee non-toxic, climate-friendly modules with the RoHS confirmation. Additionally, the certification also allows for the company’s modules to be more easily disposed of once they reach their end of service life. Since the silicon thin-film modules are catalogued as conventional building glass they should be able to be recycled without the need of extensive chemical processing.
Roland Sillmann, chief technology officer of Inventux Technologies said, “Inventux thus stands for clean solar energy in two respects. Through the generation of green electricity, we are making a positive contribution to the energy revolution and are at the same time ensuring that a solution that is being used today to fight climate change will not lead to disposal problems at a later stage. Through voluntary compliance with the guidelines, we are proving that it is quite possible to produce competitive photovoltaic modules on an environmentally friendly basis.”