As of 2017, over 40 million solar panels have been installed in the United States. This is equivalent to 150 train cars filled with solar panels (6 million pounds) being installed every day in America. Many early PV systems are reaching the end of their useful life. Some recently deployed solar power systems have been damaged by external forces or defects. Only 10% of these decommissioned solar panels are being recycled.
Organizations all along the supply chain can now benefit from established recycling programs. Recycle PV Solar will help you establish an effective and sustainable PV product stewardship program. Also see, Create New Revenue Streams, for how solar panels can be reused and sold for a profit or donated for goodwill and sustainability.
O&M providers and manufacturers save time and resources with established processes and recycling paths for sites and supply chains. Recycling programs are strong components of corporate sustainability initiatives that can benefit your company reputation.
Trade organizations wishing to provide additional value to member companies can help companies with education and clear paths for recycling. Recycle PV Solar can make this possible for your organization.
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In 2017, over 40 million solar panels were installed in the United States. This is equivalent to 150 train cars filled with solar panels (6 million pounds) being installed every day in America.