Solar Panel Recycling Services
Solar is one of the most powerful tools we have in our search for green energy but, Solar panels are retiring faster than previous research anticipated. UBH Solar Panel Recycling - Launched in 2023 is our national collection and recycling service for the UK Solar panels. Partnering with the most innovative solar panel recycling technology available, we can offer 99% recycling on solar panels. The last 1 % going to waste to energy.
UBH Group are the only UK company that can offer a fully auditable trail from cradle to grave recycling. The only UK company that can offer 99% recycling on ALL panels. No other UK comes close.
UBH Group have partnered with ROSI as they are the ONLY company in Europe offering a true (can be seen) 99% recycling solution.
ROSI offers innovative solutions for recycling and revalorization of raw materials in the photovoltaic?industry. Its technologies allow to recover high purity silicon and other metals currently lost during the production of photovoltaic cells and at the end-of-life of solar panels.
The photovoltaic industry is still in a ramp up phase. A key stage of the lifecycle of photovoltaic panels is still not managed properly: the end-of-life of the modules. Photovoltaic modules have a lifespan of 20?to 25 years. Moreover, a small share of defective panels needs to be replaced every year. Thus, the volume of panels reaching their end-of-life in the coming years will witness an exponential growth following the photovoltaic capacity installations of the past two decades.
Currently, end-of-life photovoltaic panels are collected in Europe through a scheme financed by panel manufacturers and importers. In a few countries, pilot recycling lines have been installed but they merely recover the aluminium frame, the junction box containing copper, and potentially the front glass panel. No recycling line is currently able to properly recover the materials encapsulated in the modules. The major technical challenge is to separate properly these materials that each has a high purity and a resale value able to finance the recycling activity.
The technologies developed by our partners at ROSI?Solar allow the separation of the materials laminated in the end-of-life photovoltaic panels. They can recover the ultrapure silicon from the cell but also the silver fingers used to collect the electric current generated by each cell. Moreover, the processes used are based on physical, thermal, and soft chemistry mechanisms. They do not use aggressive chemical reaction and the operating cost is reduced. ROSI Solar’s technologies allow to operate economically viable recycling sites for photovoltaic modules.
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