pv recycling, llc and ENCROS Join Forces to Reclaim PV Waste

Developing International Collection and Recycling Systems for Photovoltaic Waste

Jul 12, 2010, 11:34 ET from pv recycling, llc

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- pv recycling, llc of Tempe, AZ, the United States' first and only independent recycler of photovoltaic module waste, and Swiss based ENCROS signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to develop collection and recycling systems in North America and Europe.  This strategic alliance will unite pv recycling, llc's business development and administrative expertise with ENCROS' advanced scientific technologies and experienced facility management.  

Under the terms of the MOU, ENCROS will develop, test, and operate recycling technologies, while pv recycling, llc will implement and manage areas related to administration, logistics, and regulatory compliance.  Together the two entities will co-market their services to companies in the solar supply chain.  The initial focus will be on solar panel manufacturers selling products in North America and Europe.

As aging installations in Europe are being replaced, and demand for U.S. module manufacturing increases, the volume of panels reaching their end-of-life, and the inevitable factory scrap, will need to be handled in a sustainable manner.  It has been demonstrated that providing such a service can be environmentally, socially, and financially viable.

"We are pleased about this collaboration with ENCROS," stated Jennifer Woolwich, CEO of pv recycling, llc.  "It enables us to better meet the needs of our multinational customers, gain access to overseas markets, and also contribute to environmentally sustainable economic development in the U.S."

Sebastian Kernbaum, partner of ENCROS, agreed that the co-operation of these two entities complement one another. "The relationship combines two necessary components to address this part of the value chain, and reclaim material in an effective and efficient manner."

pv recycling, llc will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America 2010 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13-15, booth number 8958.

About pv recycling, llc:

pv recycling, llc is the nation's first and only independent recycler of solar panel materials. In collaboration with module manufactures, and others in the solar supply chain, it develops and administers systems to collect and recycle photovoltaic manufacturing scrap and end-of-life modules.  Located in Tempe, Arizona, it is strategically located to be in close proximity to aging and emerging markets in North America.  Other regions to be served in the near future include Europe and Asia.  pv recycling believes in keeping modules out of local community waste streams, and responsibly reintroducing reclaimed materials into manufacturing processes for new modules and other products. A truly cradle to cradle approach.  For more information on pv recycling, please visit www.pvrecycling.com.


ENCROS develops and implements leading resource reclamation solutions. This includes on-site recovery installations and off-site facilities for manufacturing scrap and end-of-life products. With a knowledgeable and experienced staff, the company offers an innovative technology that separates materials without changing their character and structure.  This is realized in a manner that is more cost effective when compared to other reclamation methods. ENCROS delivers its services worldwide with focal points in Europe and North America.  For more information on ENCROS, please visit www.encros.de.

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