Photovoltaic panels

Silicon based PV panels require normal flat glass treatment and no special removal of the semi-conductor layer.

Non-silicon based PV panels require special semi-conductor removal technology and isolation of the toxic heavy metals.

Recycling process

  1. Remove cables, plug and semiconductor
  2. Separate aluminium and glass from the PV module
  3. Remove labels
  4. Reuse or recycle the EVA film and recover chemical elements such as cadmium and selenium
  5. Separate into fractions (EVA film, Aluminium, Wafer, Cable and plastic plug, Semiconductor, Glass)
  6. Recycle the glass fraction in a smelter

Recovered Materials

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