Research and development priorities for silicon photovoltaic module recycling to support a circular economy

  title={Research and development priorities for silicon photovoltaic module recycling to support a circular economy},
  author={Garvin A. Heath and Timothy J. Silverman and Michael D. Kempe and Michael G. Deceglie and Dwarakanath Ravikumar and Timothy W. Remo and Hao Cui and Parikhit Sinha and Cara Libby and Stephanie L. Shaw and K. Komoto and Karsten Wambach and Evelyn Butler and Teresa M. Barnes and Andreas Wade},
  journal={Nature Energy},
Large-scale deployment of photovoltaic (PV) modules has considerably increased in recent decades. Given an estimated lifetime of 30 years, the challenge of how to handle large volumes of end-of-life PV modules is starting to emerge. In this Perspective, we assess the global status of practice and knowledge for end-of-life management for crystalline silicon PV modules. We focus in particular on module recycling, a key aspect in the circular economy of photovoltaic panels. We recommend research… 
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