Can solar panels be recycled?

In recent years, the solar industry has not been a major contributor to landfills because of the long life expectancy of solar panels.  However, as solar continues to grow rapidly and systems reach the end of their useful life, recycling will become increasingly important in the coming decades.  In the future as much as 96% of materials used in module manufacturing will be able to be reused for new panels, including glass, plastic, silicon, aluminum and other metals.

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The Recycling Process
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