News from the PV sector

IRENA Report: In June 2016 the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS) published a report about the end-of-life management of solar photovoltaic Panels.

The survey and report projects future PV waste streams up to the year 2050 using different approaches. The report points out that there is a huge environmental challenge arising from the high PV waste amounts especially from the year 2030 on. At the same time, there are promising economic benefits if valuable material will be recovered from the PV modules. The legislative and regulatory frameworks and situations in the most important “PV countries” are included in this report as well.

Source: IRENA website

Download: IRENA report


Published on: 12.07.2017
Category: News
Author: Fraunhofer