PV Recycling

Recycling photovoltaic (PV) modules is still a young industry and only just gathering pace. PV CYCLE takes an active role in promoting important innovations and making our industry viable.

Good to know

PV CYCLE organizes the recycling of all PV technologies that are commercially available today, whether they are silicon or non-silicon based technologies.

PV CYCLE applies so-called “Best Available Techniques Not Entailing Excessive Costs” (BATNEEC) that allow our take-back and recycling system to be effective and cost-efficient.

The value of PV module recycling

PV module recycling enables the recovery of various raw materials and thus helps conserve our valuable natural resources. By increasing resource efficiency and decreasing waste, PV CYCLE contributes to the European Union’s environmental targets.

Today, PV CYCLE’s recycling partners can already recover large percentages of the glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics and certain semiconductor materials used in solar modules. Even the junction boxes and cables are recovered via material recycling.