TASK — 12

Fact sheet: Circular Economy in Photovoltaics

The photovoltaic (PV) industry is advancing towards a circular economy (CE), emphasizing the crucial role of sustainability in PV technology. This progression entails adopting practices that extend the lifespan of PV modules, motivated by a commitment to CE principles and alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Tackling the challenges to achieve circularity is essential. Moreover, the goals of IEA-PVPS Task 12 are to enhance the environmental profile of PV electricity, highlighting the industry’s dedication to the environmental, economic, and policy dimensions of CE.