Inventux receives RoHS certificate

The certification means that the Berlin-based solar module manufacturer’s PV modules are free of toxic substances, such as cadmium and lead, classed as environmentally-friendly, and can be easily recycled.

Inventux explains that its silicon-based thin film modules are classified as conventional building glass, and can be disposed of and recycled without elaborate chemical processing.

The company previously had its modules checked for conformity with the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive as well as the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) on a voluntary basis.

Roland Sillmann, Chief Technology Officer of Inventux Technologies AG stated: "Through voluntary compliance with the guidelines, we are proving that it is quite possible to produce competitive photovoltaic modules on an environmentally friendly basis."

Last year, the RoHS debate heated up, with many in the industry calling for cadmium in PV products to be banned. However, it was decided last November that it would not be forbidden.