CPSC SOLAR PANEL STEWARDSHIP
CPSC is leading several solar panel recovery projects and policy development in California that expand circular solar energy systems with reduced cost-burden on local government and rate payers through producer engagement.
Read more about the pilot projects in the City of Santa Monica and Butte County and opportunities for engagement. Residents and installers can get free residential solar panel recycling, while funds are available. Click the icon below to submit a pick-up request or contact CPSC for more opportunities. Once you complete the submission form and a CPSC staff will be in contact to determine eligibility and opportunities.
Click here for a list of universal waste recyclers that treat PV modules.
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FREE SOLAR PANEL COLLECTION OPPORTUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA
INFORMATION ON SOLAR PANEL PILOT PROJECTS IN CALIFORNIA
Below is a short, 15-minute video explaining CPSC's role in solar panel regulations in California, an explanation of the active pilot projects, and how you can get involved with CPSC to push solar panel recovery systems in California.
SOLAR PILOT PROJECTS
Watch the videos below to learn about CPSC's partnership with CalRecycle, Butte County, and the City of Santa Monica to pilot a first-in-the-state solar panel reuse and recycling program.
City of Santa Monica
SOLAR PANEL PRESS AND MEDIA
California went big on rooftop solar. It created an environmental danger in the process - LA Times, 07/14/2022
Solar Panel Recycling: Discovering a Circular Economy in Solar Panels - CPSC, 7/11/22
Solar Panel Recycling Pilot Wraps Up in City of Santa Monica, CA - Waste Advantage Magazine, 4/22/22
Piloting Solar Panel Recycling and Reusable Marine Flares in California - HHWIE Conference, 1/19/2022
Solar Panel Recycling Research from the Counties of Butte and San Mateo and the City of Santa Monica - IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, 6/18/20
California Pushes for Solar Panel Waste Policy- Waste360, 3/31/20
Panels Be Gone- Chico News and Review, 6/13/19
Protecting Butte County Together- Chico News and Review, 5/23/19