Bridge to India estimates PV waste volumes will increase to 1.8 million tonnes by 2050 in the South Asian nation and has called for "immediate efforts" on related policy.
PV Tech caught up with Lou Trippel, vice president of Product Management at US-based thin-film solar manufacturer and developer First Solar, to discuss how the company’s new Series 6 module has been received, sustainability gains from the transition and even the firm’s consideration of recycling capabilities beyond its thin-film remit.
Providers of solar-plus-storage into the continent of Africa have said that it is a misconception that lead acid batteries used in off-grid systems are recycled efficiently back into the supply chain.
French waste giant Veolia has opened the first PV recycling facility in France through a partnership with PV Cycle, a not-for-profit take-back and waste management programme for solar in Europe.
The Japanese prefecture of Fukushima and its surrounding regions are on an amibitious mission to become a world leader in renewable energy, according to a local writer.
PV Cycle, a not-for-profit take-back and waste management programme for solar PV technology in Europe, has launched a service in Japan.
PV Cycle, a not-for-profit compliance and waste management programme solar PV technology in Europe, has achieved a record recycling rate of 96% for silicon-based PV modules.