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Recycling of Renewable Generation Facilities

Question asked by Manuel Ostertag Partner on 03-Jun-2017
Latest reply on 09-Jun-2017 by Emilien Simonot

Dear community, 


As more and more renewable generation is being setup globally, it raises questions about whether it is possible to reuse the materials in pv panels, permanent magnets in wind turbines, power transistors,... As I cannot imagine that it is truly sustainable to just build all these facilities and then let them go to waste after 25 years and to mine more by destroying the environment in mines directly, and due to high energy consumption.


Do you have any information on this topic or do you know companies trying to provide solutions for the problem? Or any other comments or corrections?