Are solar panels recyclable?

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Solar panels are very recyclable and can be processed after their useful life to recover: 95% of glass. 100% of metal. 80% of the modules and 85% of the silicon.


PV CYCLE are a non-profit organisation that support PV recycling around the world.

In the United Kingdom, they offer a collection take-back and recycling scheme and a distributor take-back scheme. If solar grows as expected in the UK, we can expect PV CYCLE to be very busy. Turning your old solar panels into the ingredients to make new solar panels - you could say that solar panels are infinitely green as they can be continuously recycled!