Major Challenges and Opportunities in Silicon Solar Panel Recycling
Paper i proceeding, 2020

This paper examines three recycling scenarios for silicon panels: panel reuse, component extraction, and material extraction. Recycling process sequences, recycling technologies, and potential revenues for different scenarios are discussed. The main conclusions of the paper include: 1) separation of silicon cells from glass is a critical technology; 2) low-concentration silver and lead must be recovered from silicon panels; 3) markets outside the solar industry for the recovered silicon should be explored; and 4) cell efficiency standardization can improve the recyclability of silicon panels.

panel standardization

recycling

recyclability

silicon panel

Författare

Meng Tao

Arizona State University

Vasilis Fthenakis

Columbia University

Burcak Ebin

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Energi och material, Kärnkemi

Evelyn Butler

Solar Energy Industries Association

Parikhit Sinha

First Solar, Inc.

Richard Corkish

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Karsten Wambach

Bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH

Ethan Simon

DuPont Photovolta Solut

2020 47TH IEEE PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC)

0160-8371 (ISSN)

292-294


Calgary, Canada,

Ämneskategorier

Analytisk kemi

Kemiska processer

Annan industriell bioteknik

DOI

10.1109/PVSC45281.2020.9300650

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2021-07-05