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We Recycle Solar Expands Arizona Facility

Yuma, Ariz. (May 15, 2023) — We Recycle Solar, Inc., North America’s first vertically-integrated organization specializing in the recycling and remarketing of excess, damaged, and end-of-life solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, has expanded its Yuma, Ariz.-based operation to tackle the growing environmental challenge of solar panel waste.

In 2016, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimated that cumulative solar panel waste volume would reach up to 1 million tons globally by 2030, and 78 million tons by 2050, based on an average PV lifespan of 30 years.  However, as early solar panel replacement becomes more and more widespread, discarded solar panels are flooding U.S. landfills—where they can contaminate soil and groundwater with toxic heavy metals and carcinogens including arsenic, lead and cadmium—at rates that far outpace previous forecasts…

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