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Nebraska Supreme Court, House of Representatives supporting proposed Keystone pipeline route

Nebraska Supreme Court, House of Representatives supporting proposed Keystone pipeline route

Despite misgivings from the public and the White House, proponents of the Keysto...

Obama will not sign Keystone Pipeline bill

Obama will not sign Keystone Pipeline bill

President Barack Obama will not sign the Keystone Pipeline bill, saying that it ...

Senvion completes offshore wind farm over Christmas

Senvion completes offshore wind farm over Christmas

Senvion completed the installation of wind turbines for the Nordsee Ost offshore...

Vestas to supply wind turbines in Greece and Chile

Vestas to supply wind turbines in Greece and Chile

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas ended 2014 with two supply contracts: on...

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently ...

Manufacturer’s perspective on the new U.S. emissions reduction target

Manufacturer’s perspective on the new U.S. emissions reduction target

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U.N. General Assembly President calls for urgent climate action

U.N. General Assembly President calls for urgent climate action

United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutsena urged collective climate a...

Business

Technology

Advantage of green cloud computing

Advantage of green cloud computing

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Green computing is the usage of computing resources in an energy- and resource-efficient manner. Part of it is using computers that have been Energy S...

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Politics

President Obama reiterates the need to act against climate change

President Obama reiterates the need to act against climate change

Thursday, 22 January 2015

No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change according to United States President Barack Obama President Obama reiter...

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Living Green

A three-pronged approach to saving energy, the environment and money at a go

A three-pronged approach to saving energy, the environment and money at a go

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Over the last three decades, one of the most notable topics on global forums has been energy use. With effects of insatiable demand for energy becomin...

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Renewables

10 gigawatts of thin film PV modules installed by First Solar

10 gigawatts of thin film PV modules installed by First Solar

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Thin film solar module manufacturer First Solar, Inc. has announced that they have installed 10 gigawatts of their photovoltaic solar modules world-wi...

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Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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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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