Suntech to develop solar module
Suntech Power Holdings Co.,
Ltd. announced that it has joined
the PV Cycle Association which
is engaged in establishing a
voluntary take-back and recycling
program for end-of-life PV modules.
“With over 1.1GW of Suntech
solar products shipped worldwide
since our inception, we believe
it is essential that Suntech
take a proactive role in developing
effective recycling programs.
We are looking forward to collaborating
with the PV CYCLE association
and further developing our
internal module recycling
initiative,” added Jerry Stokes,
Suntech’s vice president of
strategy and business development.
PV modules are designed to generate
clean, renewable energy for
over 25 years. With the first
significant installations in
the early 1990s, full-scale
end-of-life recycling is still
another 10 to 15 years away.
Nevertheless, the PV CYCLE association
is already developing plans
to develop a recycling program
that minimizes waste and maximizes
re-use of valuable resources
such as glass, silicon and aluminum.