In cooperation with the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), PV CYCLE, and the EU-India Technical Cooperation Programme – Energy (PV Rooftop Cell), SolarPower Europe co-authored a new report on PV Waste Management in India. This study analyses the current state of play of solar PV waste management in India and gives recommendations for how to enhance the policy framework around this topic.
By comparing EU and Indian regulations and policy drivers, as well as analysing the PV module waste market in India, this report offers a number of short- and mid-term policy recommendations for the PV waste management sector in India. These recommendations include imposing an immediate landfill ban for PV waste, introducing a policy framework enabling a PV-waste collection mechanism based on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) approach, and developing sustainable product policies for PV products in the long-term.
Download the report here.