Bringing retired PV modules back to life: From science-fiction to the reality of the circular economy in the PV sector

Published: December 20, 2019

By Dr. Ioannis Tsanakas; Arvid van der Heide; Tadas Radavičius; Julius Denafas; Dr. Tom Rommens; Prof. Dr. Jozef Poortmans; Dr. Eszter Voroshazi

The growing volume of PV waste presents an emerging environmental challenge, but also brings substantial value creation opportunities as the idea of bringing decommissioned PV modules back to life becomes more feasible. Researchers from imec, VITO and SoliTek chart the development of the second-life PV business as it transitions from theory to practice.

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