Solar panels are designed to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy for 35 years. After a panel’s useful life, it may continue to operate, albeit at reduced efficiency.

Should the owner of a solar facility decide to restore the site to another land use – known as decommissioning – there are many options for the used panels.

This factsheet covers how to treat solar panels at the end of their life through:

  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Landfill Disposal
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