FRELP

Full Recovery End Life Photovoltaic

Objectives

The FRELP project aims to test and develop innovative technologies for 100% recycling of end-of-life PV panels in an economically viable way.

Two main environmental solutions are proposed:

  • the recovery of high quality extra clear glass, to be used in the hollow and flat glass industry, thus implying very significant energy and CO2 emission savings in the glass melting process;
  • the recovery of (metallic) silicon, to be used as ferrosilicon in iron silicon alloys or, if pure enough, transformed into amorphous silicon for the production of thin films, thus greatly reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions associated with the production of primary silicon.
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