Recycling Clean Energy Technologies

This is a blog series examining current challenges and opportunities for recycling of clean energy technologies.


US Department of Energy

Cracking the Code on Recycling Energy Storage Batteries

, lead Midwest energy analyst

Prices for battery packs used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems have fallen 87% from 2010-2019. As the prices have fallen, battery usage has risen. So have the conversations on what can and should be done with Li-ion batteries when they reach the end-of-use stage. Read more >

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Wind Turbine Blades Don’t Have To End Up In Landfills

, lead Midwest energy analyst

In this blog post, we will examine land-based wind turbines and the recycling opportunities that exist but are not yet widely implemented for the turbine blades. Read more >

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Solar Panel Recycling: Let’s Make It Happen

, lead Midwest energy analyst

As current PV installations reach the final decommissioning stage, efficient recycling and material recovery are preferable to disposing of panels in landfills. Read more >

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Introducing: A Blog Series On Recycling Clean Energy Technologies

, lead Midwest energy analyst

This is an introductory blog post in a series examining current challenges and opportunities for recycling of clean energy technologies. Read more >

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