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Solar Module Recycling - A Necessary Step to Maximize Environmental Benefits of Solar PV Industry

  • Published: January 2012
  • 78 pages
  • GlobalData

Solar Module Recycling - A Necessary Step to Maximize Environmental Benefits of Solar PV Industry

Summary

“Solar Module Recycling - A Necessary Step to Maximize Environmental Benefits of Solar PV Industry” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the PV recycling industry.

The research provides an understanding of the PV recycling market by processes involved in the market. The research also provides forecast analysis of the global PV waste generated and recycled, globally. The report details the cost analysis of PV recycling process by technology such as c-Si, a-Si, CdTe and CIGS. The report also provides analysis on some of the major environmental benefits of PV recycling in the future.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by Our Team of industry experts.

Scope

The report analyses environmental benefits of the PV recycling in the future. Its scope includes -
- Data on the Waste Generated and Waste Recycled for the global PV recycling market READ MORE >

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1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2 Introduction
2.1 PV Recycling, Reverse Retail - Chain Scenario
2.2 Report Guidance
3 PV Recycling Processes
3.1 PV Recycling Processes, Sunicon PV Recycling Process
3.2 PV Recycling Processes, First Solar PV Recycling Process
3.3 PV Recycling Processes, PV Cycle’s Process
3.4 PV Recycling Processes, 5N Plus Recycling Process
3.5 PV Recycling Processes, Present Market Status
3.6 PV Recycling Processes, Future Market Status
4 PV Recycling, Global
4.1 PV Recycling, Global, PV Market Growth, 2000 - 2010
4.2 PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impacts of End-Of-Life Modules
4.2.1 PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impacts of End-Of-Life Modules, Lead and Cadmium Leaching
4.2.2 PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impacts of End-Of-Life Modules, Loss of Resources
4.2.3 PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impacts of End-Of-Life Modules, Crystalline Solar Modules
4.2.4 PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impacts of End-Of-Life Modules, Thin-film Solar Modules
4.3 PV Recycling, Global, Benefits
4.4 PV Recycling, Global, Expected Waste Generation by Technology, Tons, 2025 - 2035
4.5 PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Mass, Tons, 2025 - 2035
4.6 PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Product Value, $m, 2025 - 2035
4.7 PV Recycling, Global, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
5 PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules
5.1 PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
5.2 PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, tons, 2025 - 2035
5.3 PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2025 - 2035
5.4 PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
6 PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules
6.1 PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, tons, 2025 - 2035
6.2 PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, tons, 2025 - 2035
6.3 PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2025 - 2035
6.4 PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
7 PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules
7.1 PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
7.2 PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
7.3 PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
7.4 PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035
8 PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules
8.1 PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, tons, 2028 - 2035
8.2 PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, tons, 2028 - 2035
8.3 PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
8.4 PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035
9 PV Recycling, Global, Regulatory Framework
9.1 PV Recycling, Global, Regulatory Framework, WEEE Directive under EU
9.1.1 PV Recycling, Global, Regulatory Framework, WEEE Directive under the EU
10 Appendix
10.1 Abbreviations
10.2 Methodology
10.2.1 Project Methodology
10.2.2 Coverage
10.2.3 Secondary Research
10.2.4 Primary Research
10.3 Contact Us
10.4 Disclaimer

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: PV Recycling, Global, Market Status of Companies
Table 2: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle Members, 2007 - Till October 2011
Table 3: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle Members by Type, 2011 (till October)
Table 4: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle - Certified Collection Points by Country, 2011 (till October)
Table 5: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle - Waste Collected by Country, tons, 2011 (upto October)
Table 6: PV Recycling, Global, Present Recycling Process vs. Future Automated Process
Table 7: PV Recycling, Global, PV Market Growth, MW, 2000 - 2010
Table 8: PV Recycling, Global, Leaching of Metals From Consumer Electronics in a Controlled Landfill, %
Table 9: PV Recycling, Global, Resource Loss, kg/W, 2011
Table 10: PV Recycling, Global, Primary Energy Demand of Thin-Film Module Recycling, Mega joule (MJ)
Table 11: PV Recycling, Global, Acidification Potential (AP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg SO2 equivalent
Table 12: PV Recycling, Global, Eutrophication Potential (EP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg phosphate equivalent
Table 13: PV Recycling, Global, Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg CO2 equivalent
Table 14: PV Recycling, Global, Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential (POCP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg ethene equivalent
Table 15: PV Recycling, Global, Metals Prices, $/Kg, 2000 - 2010
Table 16: PV Recycling, Global, Rare Metals Prices, $/Kg, 2000 - 2010
Table 17: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Waste Generation by Technology, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 18: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Mass, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 19: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Product Value, $m, 2025 - 2035
Table 20: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Table 21: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 22: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 23: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 24: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 25: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material , $m, 2025 - 2035
Table 26: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2025 - 2035
Table 27: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Table 28: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 29: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 30: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 31: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Table 32: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2025 - 2035
Table 33: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2025 - 2035
Table 34: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Table 35: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 36: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 37: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 38: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 39: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
Table 40: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2028 - 2035
Table 41: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035
Table 42: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 43: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 44: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 45: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Table 46: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
Table 47: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2028 - 2035
Table 48: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035
Table 49: PV Recycling, Global, Regulatory Framework, WEEE Directive Under EU by Country, 2011
Table 50: Abbreviations

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: PV Recycling, Reverse Retail - Chain Scenario
Figure 2: PV Recycling Processes, Sunicon PV Recycling Process
Figure 3: PV Recycling Processes, First Solar PV Recycling Process
Figure 4: PV Recycling Processes, PV Cycle’s Process
Figure 5: PV Recycling Processes, 5N Plus Recycling Process
Figure 6: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle Members, 2007 - Till October 2011
Figure 7: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle Members by Type, 2011 (till October)
Figure 8: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle - Certified Collection Points by Country, 2011 (till October)
Figure 9: PV Recycling, Europe, PV Cycle - Waste Collected by Country, tons, 2011 (upto October)
Figure 10: PV Recycling, Global, Present Recycling Process vs. Future Automated Process
Figure 11: PV Recycling, Global, PV Market Growth, MW, 2000 - 2010
Figure 12: PV Recycling, Global, Environmental Impact of Crystalline Module Recycling
Figure 13: PV Recycling, Global, Net Environmental Benefit of Crystalline Module Recycling
Figure 14: PV Recycling, Global, Primary Energy Demand of Thin-Film Module Recycling, Mega joule (MJ)
Figure 15: PV Recycling, Global, Acidification Potential (AP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg SO2 equivalent
Figure 16: PV Recycling, Global, Eutrophication Potential (EP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg phosphate equivalent
Figure 17: PV Recycling, Global, Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg CO2 equivalent
Figure 18: PV Recycling, Global, Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential (POCP) of Thin-Film Module Recycling, kg ethene equivalent
Figure 19: PV Recycling, Global, Benefits
Figure 20: PV Recycling, Global, Metals Prices, $/Kg, 2000 - 2010
Figure 21: PV Recycling, Global, Rare Metals Prices, $/Kg, 2000 - 2010
Figure 22: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Waste Generation by Technology, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 23: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Mass, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 24: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Recycled Product Value, $m, 2025 - 2035
Figure 25: PV Recycling, Global, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Figure 26: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 27: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 28: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 29: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 30: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material , $m, 2025 - 2035
Figure 31: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2025 - 2035
Figure 32: PV Recycling, Global, Crystalline Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Figure 33: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 34: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 35: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 36: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2025 - 2035
Figure 37: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2025 - 2035
Figure 38: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2025 - 2035
Figure 39: PV Recycling, Global, Amorphous Silicon Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product, $/W, 2025 - 2035
Figure 40: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 41: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 42: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 43: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 44: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
Figure 45: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2028 - 2035
Figure 46: PV Recycling, Global, CdTe Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035
Figure 47: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 48: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Waste Generation by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 49: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material, Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 50: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Mass by Material (Others), Tons, 2028 - 2035
Figure 51: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material, $m, 2028 - 2035
Figure 52: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Recycled Product Value by Material (Others), $ 000’, 2028 - 2035
Figure 53: PV Recycling, Global, CIGS Modules, Expected Per Watt Recycled Product Value, $/W, 2028 - 2035

“Solar Module Recycling - A Necessary Step to Maximize Environmental Benefits of Solar PV Industry” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the PV recycling industry.

The research provides an understanding of the PV recycling market by processes involved in the market. The research also provides forecast analysis of the global PV waste generated and recycled, globally. The report details the cost analysis of PV recycling process by technology such as c-Si, a-Si, CdTe and CIGS. The report also provides analysis on some of the major environmental benefits of PV recycling in the future.
The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s Team of industry experts.

Global Solar PV Market Grew 40% during 2000-2010

The global solar PV market has witnessed tremendous growth over the past decade, with cumulative installed capacity growing from 1,459 Megawatt (MW) in 2000 to 40,758 MW in the year 2010. This represented a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 40% during this period. This increase in installed capacity mainly came from increased installation activity in countries such as Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, France, the US and Japan. The prime reason for the remarkable growth of the global solar PV market has been the supportive mechanisms offered by governments across the world. The market stimulation packages that several governments have offered are expected to drive the growth of the industry in the coming decade.

Global Solar PV Recycling Market Expected to Generate 1,098,282 Tons. of Waste by 2035

With the annual number of solar Photovoltaics (PV) installations rising, there is a growing need for processing PV waste in the coming years. The waste generated by end-of-life modules in 2025 is expected to be approximately 24,855 tons. This waste is expected to further increase to 1,161,173 tons by 2035. Crystalline modules will account for the majority of solar PV waste generated during this period, rising from 19,475 tons of waste generated in 2025, to 1,098,282 tons by 2035. Against this backdrop, PV recycling will become an emerging market during these 15 years.

PV Recycling, Global, Expected Waste Generation by Technology, Tons, 2025 - 2035

Source: GlobalData, Solar PV Industry Associations such as SEIA, EPIA and others

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