Roctool and CEA-Liten implement first bio-based, 100% recyclable PV panels

November 17, 2021 |

In France, after a 4-month study phase involving research, the supply of bio-based materials and transformation tests, Roctool and CEA-Liten teams at INES have been able to implement the first bio-based and 100% recyclable photovoltaic panels.

Roctool and CEA-Liten have pooled their know-how to test the implementation of panels with dimensions of 300 mm by 300 mm on a tool available at Roctool’s test center in Le Bourget-du-Lac. The results are very encouraging and promising: excellent product quality and optimized cycle times which would reduce production time by 4.

Currently, several series of panels are still being tested to verify their performance and impact resistance, and aging tests of at least 1,000 hours are also being conducted.

At this stage, the consortium, supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, within the framework of the EasyPOC program, is selecting raw material suppliers and will continue its development towards proof of concept on new Roctool tooling that will represent a reduced model of a vehicle hood.

The ambition to present these first prototypes for the end of 2021 – beginning of 2022 to industrial applicators has been met and contacts have already been initiated.

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