Circular Economy for Photovoltaics

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


NREL is working to enhance the sustainability of photovoltaic (PV) systems by increasing the energy these systems produce over their lifetimes, reducing the energy and materials consumed in their manufacture and installation, and enabling reuse or recycling. These efforts are designed to help transform the "linear economy" - where materials are simply used and disposed - into a circular one.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5F00-81330


  • circular economy
  • end of life
  • photovoltaics
  • PV lifetime


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