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Global Solar Panel Recycling Market Outlook to 2023: Thin-Film PV Recycling is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Category


Dublin, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Solar Panel Recycling Market by Process, by Type, by Shelf life, by Geography - Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2013 - 2023" report has been added to's offering.

Global solar panel recycling market is projected to reach $269.8 million by 2023.

Increasing support of the government toward sustainable development and growing adoption of solar power as a renewable source of energy are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

In terms of value, mechanical process held the largest share in the solar panel recycling market during the historical period and is estimated to contribute more than 55% share to the market in 2017. This can be attributed to the fact that the process is highly efficient and environmentally safe.

During the forecast period, thin-film PV recycling is expected to be the fastest-growing category in the solar panel recycling market, with a CAGR of 29.7% in value terms. The advantageous properties of thin-film solar panels, such as flexibility, light weight, and temperature resistance, are expected to drive their recycling market in the coming years.

In terms of revenue, the early-loss shelf life category of solar panels is estimated to contribute more than 80.0% share to the solar panel recycling market in 2017. This can be attributed to the increased use of these panels for recycling purposes due to factors such as exposure to harsh weather conditions and lack of routine maintenance.

Market will witness the highest growth in Asia-Pacific (APAC)

During the forecast period, the solar panel recycling market is projected to witness the fastest growth in terms of value in APAC. Growing environment sustainability concerns and cost advantage of solar panel recycling in emerging economies, such as China and India, are expected to foster the market growth in APAC in the coming years.

Reducing solar panel installation cost is the key trend in the market

Solar power is a renewable, clean, noiseless, and freely available source of energy. In spite of the extensive costs associated with the R&D of solar energy systems, solar panel manufacturers have successfully managed to reduce design and overhead costs over the years. This drop in the solar energy prices can be attributed to the reduction in the hardware cost and increased focus on the minimization of pre- and post-construction expenses.

Regional governments are witnessing record low prices for solar and wind systems at power auctions, which is resulting in the planning of more subsidy-free solar and wind farms. In addition, the decreasing price of solar panels and their installation is increasing their popularity for residential and commercial applications, which is subsequently driving the solar panel recycling market.

Increasing usage of solar power sources is expected to drive the market

Growing energy crisis, high rate of carbon emissions, and increasing concerns for environmental protection have stimulated the need for sustainable power generation, globally. The growing number of pacts and initiatives related to the implementation of solar energy projects, across the world, is the main factor supporting the increased installation of solar panels or PV modules, which, in turn, is driving the solar panel recycling market.

The average lifespan of solar panels is 30 years, but some may suffer an early loss, resulting in a large amount of e-waste generation containing environmentally harmful substances. Thus, the recycling of these solar panels becomes important, as it helps in maintaining the ecological balance and reducing the emission of various hazardous substances into the atmosphere. The above-mentioned factors indicate that the increasing popularity of solar energy as a renewable power source is driving the growth of the solar panel recycling market.

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1. Research Background
1.1 Research Objectives
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Research Scope
1.3.1 Market Segmentation By Process
1.3.2 Market Segmentation By Type
1.3.3 Market Segmentation By Shelf Life
1.3.4 Market Segmentation By Geography
1.3.5 Analysis Period
1.3.6 Market Data Reporting Unit Value Volume
1.4 Key Stakeholders

Chapter 2. Research Methodology
2.1 Secondary Research
2.2 Primary Research
2.2.1 Breakdown Of Primary Research Respondents By Region By Industry Participant By Company Type
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.4 Data Triangulation
2.5 Assumptions For The Study

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

Chapter 4. Introduction
4.1 Definition Of Market Segments
4.1.1 By Process Thermal Mechanical Laser
4.1.2 By Type Monocrystalline Polycrystalline Thin Film
4.1.3 By Shelf Life Normal Loss Early Loss
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Trends Reducing Cost Of Solar Energy Installations
4.3.2 Drivers Increasing Usage Of Solar Power Sources Favorable Government Regulations Supporting Sustainable Development Impact Analysis Of Drivers On Market Forecast
4.3.3 Restraints Expensive Recycling Technology Impact Analysis Of Restraints On Market Forecast
4.3.4 Opportunities Increasing Adoption Of Solar Panels In Emerging Economies
4.4 Regulatory Framework

Chapter 5. Global Market Size And Forecast
5.1 By Process
5.2 By Type
5.3 By Shelf Life
5.4 By Region

Chapter 6. North America Market Size And Forecast
6.1 By Process
6.2 By Type
6.3 By Shelf Life
6.4 By Country
6.4.1 U.S. By Process By Type By Shelf Life

Chapter 7. Europe Market Size And Forecast
7.1 By Process
7.2 By Type
7.3 By Shelf Life
7.4 By Country
7.4.1 Germany By Process By Type By Shelf Life
7.4.2 Italy By Process By Type By Shelf Life
7.4.3 U.K. By Process By Type By Shelf Life
7.4.4 France By Process By Type By Shelf Life

Chapter 8. APAC Market Size And Forecast
8.1 By Process
8.2 By Type
8.3 By Shelf Life
8.4 By Country
8.4.1 China By Process By Type By Shelf Life
8.4.2 India By Process By Type By Shelf Life
8.4.3 Japan By Process By Type By Shelf Life

Chapter 9. CSA Market Size And Forecast
9.1 By Process
9.2 By Type
9.3 By Shelf Life

Chapter 10. MEA Market Size And Forecast
10.1 By Process
10.2 By Type
10.3 By Shelf Life

Chapter 11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Competitive Benchmarking Of Key Players

Chapter 12. Company Profiles
12.1 Silcontel Ltd.
12.1.1 Business Overview
12.1.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.2 Rinovasol Group
12.2.1 Business Overview
12.2.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.3 Reiling GmbH & Co. KG
12.3.1 Business Overview
12.3.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.4 Envaris GmbH
12.4.1 Business Overview
12.4.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.5 ECS Refining Llc
12.5.1 Business Overview
12.5.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.6 Reclaim PV Recycling Pty Ltd.
12.6.1 Business Overview
12.6.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.7 Silrec Corporation
12.7.1 Business Overview
12.7.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.8 Canadian Solar Inc.
12.8.1 Business Overview
12.8.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.9 Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
12.9.1 Business Overview
12.9.2 Product And Service Offerings
12.10 First Solar Inc.
12.10.1 Business Overview
12.10.2 Product And Service Offerings

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