The Sustainable Solution in Solar Panel Recycling
The environmentally responsible, cost-effective, reliable, and scalable solar waste stream management solution.
A Better Way To ManageSolar Panel Products
Comstock Metals offers a reliable, cost-effective, and circular Solar Photovoltaic (PV) recycling and material recovery solution.
The Problem: Today 9 out of 10 discarded solar PV panels wind up in landfills, with the potential to release significant volumes of toxic materials into our soil and water supply, creating ongoing and urgent challenges for municipalities and the communities they serve, for public utilities, and for solar waste collectors alike.
The Solution: We offer a reliable, technology-driven, and cost-effective PV panel recycling solution that is a better alternative to landfills and to the high-cost of manual panel disassembly, addressing end-of-life industry and environmental challenges that today’s solar panel decommissioning present.That’s where we come in.
We’ve developed the technology-driven, commercial-scale solution the market needs to combat the industry and environmental challenges that solar panel decommissioning presents in a way that is environmentally safe and economically advantageous.
Making Solar Panels Circular
In 2008, the use of solar PV emerged as an economically viable, commercial solution toward greener energy and transportation for industry and for communities. Since then, the number of PV panels deployed in the U.S. has increased exponentially and consistently. Our research indicates that today, there are approximately 230 million cubic feet of deployed solar panels in the United States alone, a number that is expected to double within 5 short years.
Collective size of all currently deployed solar panels in the US:
230M CUBIC FEET
is equal to:
Manual panel disassembly or sending them to landfills is the standard way PV waste is managed today. Tipping service fees are charged to have panels picked up at the curb, transferred, and buried at a landfill or manually disassembled, adding additional costs just like any other waste hauling or recyclable material process.
Our Full-Circle PV Recycling and Recovery Center by Comstock Metals directly receives end-of-life solar PV panels for a tipping fee consistent with current costs. We enable efficient, sustainable next stage processing of those materials to circulate back into solar PV and other electrification components.
The difference is our proprietary technology solution and process safely separates and eliminates binders and other hazardous chemicals, ending the practice of sending PV waste to landfills, allowing for the most efficient recovery of scarce metals and other materials for re-use by electrification product manufacturers.
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