Sustainability Victoria is leading a national project to examine photovoltaic systems and assess possible options for stewardship programs to potentially manage the products at end-of-life.
Product stewardship specialist Equilibrium has been appointed by Sustainability Victoria to undertake an analysis and assess potential options for a national product stewardship approach.
Photovoltaic (PV) panels and associated products and equipment have been identified as a rapidly growing e-waste stream in future years. For this project “PV systems” have been defined to include panels and PV system accessories such as inverter equipment and energy storage systems.
As part of the project, Equilibrium welcomes input and information from manufacturers, installers, project developers, the energy industry, peak bodies and others .
Information and evidence gathered will support the assessment of potential options.
Stakeholder survey available online
Organisations and individuals interested in the project can complete a short online survey here: http://bit.ly/PVs-survey
The deadline for completing the survey is COB Monday 27th August 2018.