Yet in 20 to 25 years these climate change champions will pose a nasty circularity challenge. The composite materials and minerals are so tightly coupled and integrated that it makes recovery, reuse and recycling very difficult indeed.
However, researchers in Singapore have discovered a potentially very opportune way to capitalise on the age related weakness of PVs.
This research has discovered how to upcycle end of life PVs into record breaking heat-to-electricity generation material.
Not only could this prevent billions of panels ending up in landfill, but could also tap into wasted heat sources as a new way to generate electricity.
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