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New solar equipment recycling center opens in Texas

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SolarPanelRecycling.com opens its new recycling center in Breckenridge, Texas today. The site can fully recover and reuse solar equipment, including panels, inverters, wiring and batteries. The center, owned and operated by SolarPanelRecycling.com (SPR), can recycle 300 MW of solar panels annually, the company claims.

The Texas Recycling Center will serve as a hub for solar panel recycling operations in Texas and surrounding states. SPR intends to open additional regional recycling facilities over the next two years.

“As the world embraces the shift toward renewable energy sources, it is imperative that we hold our industry to a higher standard than our oil and gas predecessors when it comes to environmental impact and recycling,” said Brett Henderson, CEO of SolarPanelRecycling.com. “We simply cannot, as an industry, choose to landfill solar equipment while pushing for support for clean energy. That’s why we offer a comprehensive solution for the lifecycle management of the entire solar energy system, ensuring that every valuable resource has a second life.”

The facility employs advanced recycling techniques to recover valuable materials from solar panels, including but not limited to silicon, glass and metals. The new center will also serve as a knowledge center for research and development initiatives focused on promoting recycling processes and sustainability standards for the solar industry. Collaborations with academic institutions, industrial partners and government agencies will further enhance the company’s capabilities to drive innovation and create a circular economy.

“Sustainability is not just a business imperative but a moral obligation,” Henderson said. “With our growing infrastructure and deep technological expertise, we are ideally positioned to lead the solar industry’s recycling effort and, together, make an even more significant contribution to the transition to a greener, more sustainable future.”

The Texas facility is the fourth national processing and receiving facility in SPR’s portfolio. It links two locations in North Carolina and one in Georgia. Currently, SPR facilities can collectively process 1 GW of solar equipment per year.

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