PV CYCLE and RINOVASOL join forces to make PV Panel recycling greener and more profitable by offering global services


Already offering waste management and legal compliance services for companies and waste holders around the world, PV CYCLE has signed an agreement with RINOVASOL, the global specialist in the refurbishment of photovoltaic panels to launch the GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATION and to ensure a complete life cycle of solar panels after being placed on the market.

The Global Membership Certification issued from the agreement between PV CYCLE and RINOVASOL will offer to its holder located anywhere in the world, the recycling services by PV CYCLE which has already been offered for the last decade as well as access to the Refurbishment Program of RINOVASOL. Treating discarded PV panels will be even more environmentally friendly and cost efficient with the integration of Rinovasol’s refurbishing technology.

“Thanks to our diversified portfolio, RINOVASOL can now also offer economically viable solutions in recycling and treatment in addition to our specialized refurbishment services,” said Josef Gmeiner, CEO of Rinovasol.

After a quality analysis, suitable panels for refurbishment will be repaired and put back on the market by RINOVASOL with a guarantee of up to 10 years, while the remaining panels will follow the standard recycling process of PV CYCLE.

Through the Global Membership Certification, members will not only be able to minimize their recycling costs but can also take advantage of the opportunity to generate profit from their discarded panels that qualify for the refurbishment program.

“For the 10th anniversary of PV Cycle, adding a true qualitative refurbishment of silicon PV panels to our presence at each corner around the globe is a very beautiful birthday present,” added Jan Clyncke, Managing Director of PV CYCLE. Moreover, Mr. Clyncke said, “We do talk about a cost optimization in turning refurbishable PV Panels into a profitable game changer.”

PV CYCLE is a collective compliance and waste management scheme for WEEE and Battery products, with a special focus on solar energy system equipment. Founded in 2007 by and for the PV industry, PV CYCLE set the benchmark for PV waste treatment and is today’s clear leader in the sector. The organization offers its services throughout the world, including Europe’s biggest PV markets – Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. www.pvcycle.org

About Rinovasol:
Founded in 2014, RINOVASOL GmbH is a German company, specialized in the refurbishment of photovoltaic panels. The unique patented process utilized by RINOVASOL allows for the renovation of 90% of all photovoltaic panels placed on the market and extends their lifespan for up to 50 years. As a leader in the renovation of defective panels, RINOVASOL’s worldwide reach is fast expanding with additional operations set up recently in Australia, United States, Canada, and India. RINOVASOL products hold the CB Certification and are insured by one of the largest insurance companies of Germany, the state-owned Versicherungskammer Bayern.