On May 19, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) issued a request for information (RFI) to gather stakeholder input on sustainable, cost-effective end-of-life practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems.

As solar deployment rapidly increases, so will the number of PV systems reaching the end of their useful life. The goal of this RFI is to ensure that the recovery, reuse, recycling, and disposal of these systems and their components are low-cost and have low environmental impact. SETO invites the solar and recycling industries, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders to provide feedback on current PV end-of-life processes in the United States and explore areas of research that could improve these processes.

The deadline to respond to this RFI is June 14 at 5 p.m. ET.