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Japanese heavily researching solar panel end of life – 80% recycled, 20% reused

The article talks about a few techniques that will be used to recycle solar panels. Silver is one of the more valuable pieces of the process, but the high purity glass might be a revenue driver as well. The disassembly of the aluminum frames might be an issue due to high labor costs - sounds like a job for a robot to me. There is going to be a very significant need for this service, and that need is going to drive value. This work is happening in Europe and China as well. (more…)
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