As long as there are solar cells and photovoltaics, the whole industry is concerned with the question of recovering precious raw materials.
Loser Chemie GmbH as a part of the LFFICIENCY Holding has developed a process in which recycling of old, used photovoltaic modules is not, as usual, the glass is shredded (which would indeed involve a costly re-melting) but by a combination of mechanical and chemical processes, the glass is preserved as a whole and, moreover, the important raw materials are recovered. A 100% recycling so.
The topic will also be discussed at the Tesoma stand at the glasstec trade fair in Dusseldorf. Tesoma is a partner company of Loser Chemie GmbH and builds the corresponding mechanical components. If you want to visit us, you will find us in hall 12 on stand 12 / A48. And if you want to know how it all works in detail, then the current article in PV magazine PES is recommended. http://online.pubhtml5.com/laed/qmtn/#p=57