“Workshop on Current Status and Future Vision in PV Panel Recycling” has been successfully completed

📢 On June 25, 2024, our workshop titled “Current Situation and Future Vision in the Recycling of Photovoltaic Panels” organized in collaboration with Ahiler Development Agency and ODTÜ-GÜNAM at Nigde “BOR Karma ve Deri İhtisas OSB” Training and Conference Hall was completed with great success!

The opening speeches were delivered by Bekir Varol, Secretary General and Board Member of the Ahiler Development Agency, Prof. Dr. Rasit Turan, Faculty Member of the ODTÜ Physics Department and Chair of the ODTÜ-GÜNAM Board, and Dr. Cahit Çelik, Governor of Nigde.

Our other speakers included Tayfun HIZ (ODTÜ-GÜNAM SiPV Division Senior Researcher), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emre Alp (Faculty Member of the METU Environmental Engineering Department), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gorkem Gunbas (Faculty Member of the METU Chemistry Department and Coordinator of the ODTÜ-GÜNAM Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies Division), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selin Piravadalı Mucur (TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center Principal Researcher), Mustafa Çelebi (Regulation Director of EKSİM Energy Inc.), and Sinem Atgın (Expert from the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change).

Our speakers delivered valuable presentations on the importance of PV panel recycling technologies, the Green Deal and circular economy, PV panel recycling studies conducted at universities, solar panel waste recycling in Türkiye, the development and regulations of renewable energy in the solar energy market, and waste management and processing criteria.

🌟 Panel Session: Under the moderation of Esen Erkan Yıldız, MSc (General Manager of GÜNDER), our panelists engaged in valuable discussions on sustainable energy and recycling topics.

We extend our gratitude to all our speakers, panelists, and guests who participated. This event was an important step towards a sustainable future for our sector.

We would also like to thank Elsen Aydin, ODTÜ-GÜNAM Silicon Photovoltaic Technologies Division Researcher, and Samed ERTEKİN, ODTÜ-GÜNAM Project Office Manager, for their efforts in organizing the event.