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Australia’s first large-scale solar panel recycling operation

A South Australian-based company has opened Australia’s first commercial solar panel recycling plant. After pursuing grant-funded research, the company developed a unique method to melt the various components of the panels which are then recovered, sorted and sold to materials companies for reuse. Here’s how this recycling operation is informing better environmental practices throughout the solar value chain.

 

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