On the German roofs, there are millions of solar modules and the amount of newly installed photovoltaic modules is also increasing drastically due to the generous solar subsidies under the Renewable Energy Act 2014. At the same time, the exciting question arises regarding photovoltaic recycling. The life span of solar modules is 25 years before they have to be recycled. The incidence of PV waste will grow exponentially in the future. The importance of recycling solar modules is even more apparent.
Two technologies have to be differentiated: silicon-based modules and so-called thin-film modules. Both types of photovoltaic modules offer a repertory of many valuable raw materials. The frames are made of aluminum and under their reflective surfaces contact fingers made of silver, copper cables and soldering points made of tin can be found. They also contain semiconductor layers made of indium, cadmium telluride and gallium. All materials which are indispensable to the high-tech industry.
Our proprietary technology allows a reuse of a part of the photovoltaic module.
The roots of LOSER Chemie are closely linked to recycling. For the PV industry, we are developing a range of innovative and environmentally friendly recycling processes. On the one hand for rare metals from photovoltaic production scrap or end-of-life waste, such as indium, gallium, tellurium, silver or silicon, on the other hand for the used glass.
The technological capabilities of the company cover the entire customer service, as our goal is to help the solar industry reduce costs and become green - from the beginning to the end of a module life cycle. The know-how of the company is protected by patents.
Your contact person:
Dr. Wolfram Palitzsch
Telefon: +49 375 27476-51
Fax: +49 375 27476-39