Photovoltaic panels

Silicon based photovoltaic panels require normal flat glass treatment and no special removal of the semiconductor layer.

Non-silicon photovoltaic panels require special semiconductor removal technology and the isolation of toxic heavy metals.

If you need assistance with the disposal of your photovoltaic panels, contact ERP.


Recycling process

  1. Removing the cables, plug and semiconductor
  2. Separating aluminium and glass from the photovoltaic panel
  3. Removing labels
  4. Reusing or recycling the EVA film and recovering chemical elements such as cadmium and selenium
  5. Separating into different components (EVA film, aluminium, wafer, plastic cable and plug, semiconductor, glass)
  6. Recycling the glass components in a foundry

Recovered Materials

  • Cables
  • Cadmium
  • Individual Components
  • Leaded Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Unleaded Glass