Solar panel recycling is a specialized process which requires years of experience and proper certifications because each panel is assembled from a combination of different materials. Our approach guarantees safe, secure, and responsible recycling to use a unique process that recycles glass to be used as new products.
It goes into making other modules, glass, strengthening concrete or numerous other uses.
We give a second life to modules and can provide solar options to those people that normally could not afford brand new solar modules nationally and internationally.
FabTech is also involved in giving back and donating to nonprofits who can facilitate solar installations in 3rd world countries.
Yes, recycling and shipping costs are fixed and can be expensive. The best option is for us to be able to pay/credit the customer for modules that are no longer as valuable to the site, but valuable to us. Most of the time, unless they are shattered glass, or incredibly old, they hold some value.
It's also important for companies to plan for these expenses as a natural part of the ecological process and commitment to a circular economy.
As the industry tightens up, you surely might. But why risk it, and why not do the right thing? By using a fully compliant panel recycling company which is compliant with EPA regulatory standards, means you will not have to worry about hefty costs because of noncompliance. In 2018, a well-known home improvement retailer was fined $28 million for unlawful disposal of “hazardous wastes,” and this was not an isolated incident. In the past decade alone, six of the top ten U.S. retailers have been fined over $100 million for hazardous waste violations.