Recycle PV Solar and PV Cycle have announced an integrated partnership between the two organizations, which promote solar recycling and waste treatment of all components in a PV system. The partnership, announced yesterday, allows both companies to quickly ramp up nationwide management of decommissioned solar power plants for the collection and treatment of end-of-life solar panels.
More than 7 million tons of PV panels have been installed in the United States and one day they will all reach the end of their life cycle. Today, PV panels and inverters are already returning due to transport or installation damage, severe weather conditions and warranty claims.
For the owners of PV systems, Recycle PV Solar and PV Cycle have created a lean, mean service for the reuse, recycling and treatment of decommissioned solar power plants and discarded components.
“Our mission is to keep PV waste out of landfills and to properly treat all the components,” said Sam Vanderhoof, chief executive of Recycle PV Solar.
PV Cycle counterpart Jan Clyncke said: “Today, the knowhow and the eleven years’ experience of collecting and treating PV waste of PV Cycle go beyond Europe, as a consequence of our business which acts on a global scale.”
By leveraging each other’s strengths and capabilities, Recycle PV Solar and PV Cycle look forward to successful operations together as they begin to deliver world-class solutions and services to adapt the complete solar value chain to the circular economy.