Photovoltaic panels

problem and opportunity

The photovoltaic technology (PV) is one of the most eco-friendly and promising for our planet:

Energy security

Cliamate change reduction


Therefore, the global solar PV modules reached an installed capacity of 940 GW in 2021 and according to the International Energy Agency this value is predicted to increase to 5 TW by 2050.

9-Tech Process

The innovative method for photovoltaic panels recycling

Highly efficient

Leveraging optimized processes and mechanical separation, 9PV recovers all raw materials with more than 95% of their economic value, significantly surpassing traditional methods in efficiency and material purity.

Energy autonomy

The process utilises controlled combustion of EVA encapsulant for high energy efficiency and incorporates heat recovery, eliminating energy costs and material wear associated with mechanical grinding.

Fully automated process

The fully automated system operates around the clock, enhancing productivity and reducing labour costs.


9PV adeptly handles broken panels and automatically sorts through PV waste, showcasing its flexible processing capabilities.

Real zero-waste process

It completely avoids the creation of waste, including hazardous waste water and plastic fractions, that currently represent a cost for recycling plants.

Value-generating process

The process can produce high-value silicon powder from recovered silicon, suitable for lithium-ion battery anodes. This not only represents a significant technological leap but also offers considerable economic and environmental benefits.

Starding from the know-how aquired in the ReSiELP project, since 2020 9-Tech has developed a new, efficient and cost-effective process.

The thermo-mechanical treatment has been validated with the pilot plant and is in the industrialization phase but there is many other research projects for the complete valorization of raw materials from photovoltaic panels.

Recycling photovoltaic panels

Other projects on recycling photovotaic panels