PV CYCLE elects new Board

June 6 2014, Brussels – European PV industry elected at last week’s General Assembly PV CYCLE’s new Board. Luis Torres from SUNPOWER was confirmed new President of the European take-back and recycling association.

“With WEEE entering into force at national scale, the European PV industry enters into a new era of waste management. It is my honor to lead PV CYCLE into this new environment and guarantee for a truly sustainable, industry-managed solution”, commented Luis Torres.

Other elected board members are Stuart Brannigan from ZNSHINE Solar as new Vice-President and Axel Steuer (TRINA Solar), Mirko Strappa (Photon Energy), Stefan Froböse (Conergy Global Solutions), Andrea Bodenhagen (CSUN) and Jesus Alonso (Isofoton) as Directors.

“Representing different kinds of member companies from different regions of the world confirms the important role of PV CYCLE in the PV WEEE sector”, says Jan Clyncke, Managing Director at PV CYCLE aisbl. “PV CYCLE was founded by and for the PV industry and we are proud to represent such a leading membership”.

With Stuart Brannigan as Vice-President, ZNSHINE becomes board member for the very first time. “It is crucial for our company to contribute to viable WEEE solutions that represent the needs of our industry sector in a sustainable and cost-effective way”.

PV CYCLE is today Europe’s leading take-back and recycling scheme for discarded, post-production PV modules. With its unmatched waste management services, PV CYCLE enables PV companies to comply with their WEEE requirements.

 Note to editor

Founded in 2007 as a not-for-profit association, PV CYCLE ensures that its members’ discarded photovoltaic (PV) modules are collected and recycled in a sustainable and cost-effective way. As today’s leading take-back and recycling solution for all types of PV technologies, PV CYCLE plays a pivotal role in enabling the PV industry to execute its waste treatment obligations in the EU countries. Free of charge for module owners, our service is open to anyone wishing to dispose of PV modules of our members. For more information, visit www.pvcycle.org or view our online photo gallery. You can also find PV CYCLE on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

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