AUGUST 2010
                                        

Partners plan to reclaim PV waste

Pv recycling, llc of Tempe, Arizona, a recycler of photovoltaic module waste, and Swiss based Encros signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop collection and recycling systems in North America and Europe.

This alliance will unite pv recycling, llc’s business development and administrative expertise with Encros’ advanced scientific technologies and experienced facility management.

Under the terms of the MOU, Encros will develop, test and operate recycling technologies, while pv recycling, llc will implement and manage areas related to administration, logistics, and regulatory compliance.

Together the two entities will comarket their services to companies in the solar supply chain. The initial focus will be on solar panel manufacturers selling products in North America and Europe.

As aging installations in Europe are being replaced and demand for United States module manufacturing increases, the volume of panels reaching their end of life and the inevitable factory scrap will need to be handled in a sustainable manner.