Company’s recycling capabilities extend to all “monocrystalline and polycrystalline” panels as it collaborates with partners

TERREPOWER (TP) in Sparta, an industry leader and innovator in the sustainable manufacturing and solar system and EV battery lifecycle management division of BBB Industries (BBB), has established a recycling line, according to a release by the company.

TP says the new solar panel recycling line “further establishes the TERREPOWER commitment to sustainable manufacturing and renewable energy.” The company offers complete separation of materials like aluminum, glass, precious metals, silicon, plastic and components.

According to TP, this technology allows for more efficient offloading of materials for reuse.

“We can reduce environmental waste by getting the most value out of the original component before it’s recycled,” said Maria Caballero, President of TERREPOWER. “With the addition of our fully automated recycling machine, it now enables us to address the solar waste issue while complementing our existing sustainable manufacturing process.”

The Sparta facility currently handles up to 160,000 panels per year for recycling, a number expected to increase in the next few years as projects emerge.

“Our goal is to divert solar waste from landfills and utilize waste streams efficiently,” said Caballero. “Bringing recycling in-house allows us to service our customers under one roof while significantly scaling up our recycling efforts.”

Priding itself on its economic impact, TP’s mission is to “give new life to critical components and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, reuse resources and protect the environment.”

“In the past year alone, TERREPOWER recycled more than 2,000,000 pounds of solar panels through partnerships, equivalent to roughly 40,000 panels. With the introduction of in-house recycling, TERREPOWER aims to recycle 8,000,000 pounds of solar waste annually, further bolstering its environmental impact,” according to the company.

TP’s recycling capabilities extend to all “monocrystalline and polycrystalline” panels as it collaborates with partners to repurpose separated materials, including glass for construction and aluminum for local applications.

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