The Framework Agreement between
the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
and The Energy and Resources Insititute (TERI)

Develop a recycling plan for solar PV module and new battery technology used in microgrids applications
Work Package 2

As large-scale solar PV deployment has taken place only recently in India, major end-of-life PV waste volumes may not be expected until after 2030 , after which significant amount of waste is expected to be generated.

This Work Package looks into the issues related to waste management of Solar PV and battery technology used in microgrids in India.

Objectives

  • To develop guidelines and plan for recycling of crystalline Si PV modules and battery technologies (lead acid and li-ion).
  • Develop a framework to ensure safe and efficient recycling of the waste solar PV modules and batteries used in microgrid applications.

Main Activities

  • Review Report on Existing Policy / Guidelines in India for Recycling of Solar Photovoltaic Modules

    Under this task existing policy guidelines globally for recycling of solar PV modules will be reviewed. UiA has expertise on recycling of solar photovoltaic materials and will contribute to review global prospective of recycling related to PV module whereas TERI will identify gaps between what is currently happening in India and compare it with other countries.

  • Review of existing policies and guidelines available in other countries for recycling of new battery technologies systems

    The work under this activity will include to review existing policy guidelines globally for recycling of new battery technologies. Expertise from UiA on recycling of energy storage system technologies will be used on this activity.

  • Develop a framework and guidelines to ensure safe and efficient recycling of the waste solar panels and new battery technology

    A detailed modeling and analysis of the complete system will be done for logistics (collection, transportation and safe disposal of end-of-life). This will be followed by the development of a prototype recycling plan for solar PV modules, and batteries which are currently be used in micro-grids and with various DERs as small-scale energy storage option. This framework will be developed in consultation with Institutions such as, MoEF, MNRE, MOP, and the solar PV/battery manufacturing and testing industry.

  • Knowledge sharing, dialogue and collaborations

    This activity would focus on dissemination of the knowledge and build up capacity of various stakeholders on microgrid technologies and its applications.

Norwegian Partner: University of Agder

Faculty of Engineering and Science, PO Box 422, NO 4604, Kristiansand, Norway
Website: https://www.uia.no/


Publications

  • Coming soon

Events

Joint Workshop on 'Microgrid's Interconnection Issues and Recycling of Solar PV Modules and Batteries'
Date: 30 May 2017
Location: Magnolia Hall, IHC, New Delhi

As a part of Norwegian Frame Work Agreement part-2, TERI and University of Agder, Norway organized a workshop on 'Microgrid's Interconnection issues and Recycling of Solar PV Modules and Batteries'.

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Contact

Dr Suneel Pandey,
Director, TERI
spandey@teri.res.in
Mr Shirish Garud,
Director, TERI
shirishg@teri.res.in