Messaritis Renewables in order to reduce the footprint of the operation of Photovoltaics in the environment, it offers materials to the FOTOMEGA research project. The project is a partnership between the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Laboratory of Organic Chemical Technology and the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Environmental Protection in Metallurgy and Materials Technology and POLYECO SA.
This project foresees the design of a mobile PV dismantling unit, the implementation and commissioning of a material / metal reclamation prototype at a laboratory level and the life cycle assessment of the types of PV to be processed in order to be timely the necessary infrastructure and preparation for the management of this important waste category.
Messaritis Renewables with more than 10 years of operation in the PV sector, has provided representative samples of PV modules based on the age, quantities and categories of installed PV in Greece. From these samples, the main parts of the photovoltaic modules will be initially separated and for each of them a way of disassembly, management and exploitation of the materials and metals from which they are composed will be proposed.
The main expected result of the project implementation is an integrated PV management system aiming at the maximum recovery and utilization of materials / metals at the maturity level for full scale implementation by POLYECO for timely entry into the Greek PV recycling market.
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