Sasil S.p.A., Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro and PV Cycle are working on a 4 years project to test and demonstrate the application of innovative technologies for 100 % recycling of end-of-life PV panels, mono and poly-crystalline in an economically and viable way. Two key environmental solutions are thereto proposed:
- Recovery of high quality extra clear glass, to be employed in hollow and flat glass industry, implying very significant energy and CO2 emission saving in the glass melting process.
- Recovery of (metallic) silicon, to be employed as ferrosilicon in iron silicon alloys or, if enough purity is obtained, transformed in amorphous silicon to be employed in the production of thin films, thus saving important energy cost and CO2 emission for the production of primary silicon
On the 23rd of September, an overview of the project and its results obtained so far will be offered in two simultaneous events in the worlds of glass and photovoltaic:
- Mr. Lodovico Ramon of SASIL will present the FRELP project in Amsterdam at the 29th Conference on Solar Energy and Photovoltaic (EU PVSEC 2014) in the “PV life cycle management & recycling” section
- Dr. Nicola Favaro of S.S.V. will present the FRELP project in Parma at the 12th ESG (European Society of Glass) Conference, organized by A.T.I.V. (Italian Association of Glass Technicians)