The project to establish the reuse of photovoltaic modules in Switzerland.

Swiss PV Circle develops business models with the aim of establishing the reuse of photovoltaic modules in the Swiss solar industry. The early determination of the reuse potential is to be data-based, which is why the project includes the development of a digital platform.

The aim of the project is to extend the service life of PV modules by developing business models in the area of reuse. To this end, a platform is being developed that enables the early determination of the applicable cycle strategy through comprehensive data management. This data-based assessment will be supported by a standardised test procedure that determines the reuse potential of PV modules. In this way, tested second-hand modules can be put on the market at a lower price and only those modules that are no longer functional can be recycled.