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Turning Photovoltaic end of life into Opportunity

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We are in a period of time where solar panels (photovoltaics in particular) don’t seem to be manufactured fast enough to meet demand.

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.

#ClimateAction #solarpanels #circulareconomy

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