A new type of solar panel has been developed that is not only claimed to be fully circular but also to boast a carbon footprint that is more than 25% smaller than seen with a conventional type of panel.
The new panels have been developed by Solarge, based in Weert, the Netherlands, in close collaboration with chemical company Sabic, and were presented at the opening of Solarge’s new production facility in Weert, the Netherlands on 22 May.
Representatives from Sabic and Solarge, along with other industry leaders, attended the ceremony that was also attended by Rob Jetten, Dutch Minister for Climate & Energy, and Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy. At the event, Lada Kurelec, General Manager, PP & E4PS, at Sabic noted that, as a part of its sustainability strategy to support the energy transition, Sabic prioritises collaboration and innovation together with industry leaders in their fields. “We look forward to building on this partnership and continuing our efforts in driving sustainability through collaboration and innovation on the road to carbon neutrality.”