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Recycling Solar in yhe USA Accelerates the Circular Economy for Renewables

SOLARCYCLE’s CTO, Pablo Dias and COO, Rob Vinje, showing laminate after it has been cleanly separated from the glass to investors and partners. Laminate is where most of the value is contained in a panel, like silver, silicon, and copper. (Photo Credit: Solarcycle)

Advanced Technology will create 600 jobs and fill a gap in the country’s supply chain

SOLARCYCLE, an advanced technology-based solar recycling company, will create more than 600 new full-time jobs in Polk County, Georgia, investing an estimated $344 million in a solar glass manufacturing facility in Cedartown, GA. The facility will be the first-of-its-kind in the country to use recycled materials from retired solar panels to make new solar glass.

The company currently operates two solar panel recycling facilities in the U.S. Their advanced recycling technology allows it to extract up to 95% of the value from used solar panels. The proprietary technology allows it to extract 95% of the value of a solar panel’s materials, such as silver, silicon, copper and aluminum, and to recycle or repurpose panels for new uses.

The new facility in Georgia will position the company as one of the first manufacturers of specialized glass for crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaics in the U.S., with the capacity to make five to six gigawatts worth of solar glass every year. The glass will be sold directly back to the domestic solar manufacturers and fill a critical gap in the country’s supply chain to build more solar panels in America.

“There is no question that solar panel manufacturing is booming in the State of Georgia. We are thrilled to join the team and build our recycled solar glass plant in Cedartown, which will bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to Georgia and help the industry in its goals to build fully American-made clean energy solutions,” said Suvi Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder of SOLARCYCLE.

A new manufacturing facility located at Cedartown North Business Park is a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) certified site. Construction for the plant is scheduled to begin in 2024 and will be operational in 2026. Full-time jobs in manufacturing, engineering, management, research and design, and support staff will also be created during this period. See updates and learn more at www.solarcycle.us/careers.

SOLARCYCLE provides a critical piece to the integrated solar supply chain for our country with many jobs in the innovative clean tech field. Solar installations are expected to continue to increase significantly as the country and world transition to a low-carbon clean energy future.

SOLARCYCLE is a technology-driven platform designed to maximize solar sustainability by offering solar asset owners a low-cost, eco-friendly, comprehensive process for recycling retiring solar panels and technologies and repurposing them for new uses. Experts in solar technology, recycling, and sustainability founded SOLARCYCLE in 2022 to accelerate the circular economy for solar and renewables. Learn more at www.SOLARCYCLE.us.

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