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Proterra, Kings County Metro bring electric buses to Seattle

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

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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.


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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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