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As the numbers of PV on the market rise, resource efficiency is becoming an increasingly critical factor for the long-term success of these sectors. Circular economy and renewable, clean energy need to go hand in hand, to safeguard a truly sustainable transition towards a low-carbon future.
Problem & Solution
While installation of solar systems has increased nationwide, it is expected that a massive amount of end-of-life panels will be discarded in the future. The recycling scheme of solar panels, however, is yet to be established. Currently, solar panels are just shredded as general industrial wastes, leaving valuables such as silver and copper uncollected. Solar panels should be treated carefully as they may cause electric shock. Awareness of such risk, however, is still very low
Solar power is booming. With a total installation of 400 GW by 2017 - a staggering 30% increase from 2016, PV currently accounts for about 5% of world’s electricity generation capacity. (source: SolarPower Europe and Bloomberg New Energy Finance).
As the PV and EV markets grow, so will their demand for raw materials, as well as their "waste" output such as decommissioned PV panels and batteries. How can we make sure that the material aspect of the energy transition will also be sustainable? How can we avoid creating new environmental challenges while resolving existing ones?
The solutions will clearly require cooperation among many functions in our society, including technology, policy, business and education. How can they deliver real benefits to the environment and to the end-users, while also be financially healthy businesses?
These are the questions Tacana wants to answer - Find out what Tacana plans to do here