4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
We are interested in joining a project consortium focusing on photovoltaics End-of-Life management, circularity enhancement as well as related business developments.
We have a strong, data-supported expertise in solar cell and module production, are already involved in PV recycling projects and would particularly like to contribute to multi-criteria sustainability assessments of circularity strategies.
Fraunhofer ISE also has contacts with PV related industries which could be contacted for the project.
Fraunhofer ISE has great experience in developing high performance solar cells based on various technologies. The expertise includes the development of high-efficiency and industrial-type silicon solar cells, as well as III-V multi-junction solar cells, perovskite, organic and dye-sensitized solar cells.
Fraunhofer ISE is collaborating with most of the major PV technology providers within publicly funded as well as bilateral projects. Based on these collaborations, Fraunhofer ISE has collected relevant data throughout the whole value chain for nearly 20 years and gained extensive know-how in evaluating the environmental profile of various technologies as well as conducting techno-economic and criticality assessments in the context of sustainable development and the circular economy.