Solar Waste

COVER STORY: India Gears Up For Solar Waste Recycling Challenge

The latest report from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) states that India’s total solar energy capacity crossed 75 Gigawatts (GW) by the end of February this year. According to its own estimates, the country will need 292 GW of total solar capacity by 2030. With the steady additions of solar power to the Indian grid, […]

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India To Generate 600 kT Solar Waste From Installed, New Capacity By 2030, Finds Study

India’s installed 66.7 GW solar capacity, as of FY23, has generated about 100 kilotonnes (kt) of waste, which will increase to 340 kt by 2030, according to a study conducted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) ‘Enabling a Circular Economy in India’s Solar Industry: Assessing […]

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Coming Up Soon, The Problem OF Managing Solar Waste

As large-scale installation of PV solar modules increases in India, the volume of modules that reach the end of their life is also expected to grow manifold. By the end of 2040, the country will represent 30% of the world’s installed solar capacity, a recent IEA report has found. India, which currently doesn’t categorise PV […]

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Indian Scientists Recover Pure Silicon from Obsolete Solar Cells

The disposal of used photovoltaic panels is increasing day by day around the world, necessitating the need for an efficient recycling method to decrease environmental pollution. The average life expectancy of solar panel is about 25-30 years. Today, worldwide, around 60 million tons of solar cells, which are in their end-of-life stage, have become wastes. […]

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