A sustainable lighting system must be thought up to its recyclability. Autonomous and self-sufficient, solar streetlights use clean, natural and renewable energy. But what happens when comes the time to replace them?
facilitating recycling by dismantling of their components, which are designed to be removed and reused without energy-consuming intervention, on the other hand. Working directly with recycling players, the company ensures that all the components of its streetlamps are recycled, including packaging and scraps. In this article, an overview of the recycling of the main components of solar streetlights.
Photovoltaic solar panels: almost perfect recycling
The solar panel is a very long-lasting equipment. After 25 years of use, it continues to produce at least 80% of its initial power. In addition, current recycling techniques make it possible to recover solar panels by an average of 96%.
In terms of weight, a photovoltaic panel is composed of 70% glass, 10% plastic, 8% aluminum and 5% silicon. We know how to recycle glass and aluminum perfectly, which can be used over and over again. Plastics are also easily reused.