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Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department will be tightening its qualifyin...

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Two new wind farms in the Philippines have added 303 megawatts of clean energy t...

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

A “business unusual” approach is needed in the Geneva Talks to successfully deli...

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

Energizer has developed the world’s first high-performance battery made with rec...

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization confirmed that global warmi...

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

A 36.3 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica has received $62.7 million in funding from ...

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

The Asian Development Bank will be providing a company in Thailand loans to deve...

Business

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The state of Georgia is emerging as a leader among the 50 states in promoting and implementing the use of solar energy, in part because of both busine...

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Technology

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Researchers at Penn State have developed a concentrating photovoltaic system that is small enough and light enough to be mounted on a building’s roof....

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Politics

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

Monday, 16 February 2015

A new climate change draft text has been reached during the one-week United Nations-facilitated Geneva talks, leading to a binding treaty that is expe...

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Living Green

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The materials you surround yourself with—from flooring and window coverings to furniture and accessories—have a great impact on the health of your hom...

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Renewables

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that they have secured orders this week for two projects in Poland and the United Kingdom. The orders c...

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Low-Carbon

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

An estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers could be deployed in California by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E is seeking permission from Cal...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Suntech Power joins PV Cycle association to develop PV module recycling program


Company logo of Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. Image sourced from Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.

A leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is the latest member of the PV CYCLE association, which plans to establish a recycling program for end-of-life PV modules.

Founded in 2007, the PV CYCLE association is developing plans to implement a voluntary take-back and recycling program for waste PV modules that have reached the end of life cycle. These modules need to be recovered and recycled in order to minimize waste and re-use the raw materials, such as glass, silicon, and aluminum, to manufacture new modules.

The association has 35 member companies worldwide, covering around 80% of the European photovoltaic market.

The life cycle of the PV modules is long and the modules are able to generate clean and renewable energy for over 25 years. Since the first installations happened during the early 1990s, the PV modules can still live up to another 10 to 15 years. Nevertheless, the PV CYCLE association is getting ready for the full-scale end-of-life recycling of these modules once their life cycles end.

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is the world’s largest manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules for residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility customers. Suntech’s headquarters is located in Jiangsu Province, China, with regional and sales offices in Switzerland, San Francisco, Australia, Germany, Spain, Korea, Italy, and Japan.


Natassia Y. Laforteza


Sources:

1 http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=192654&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1285798&highlight
2 http://www.suntech-power.com/

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