Averting a Solar and Storage Waste Crisis, February 24, 9 am PST / 12 noon EST

  • 24 February 2022
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 10:00 AM
  • Event Host : Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
Averting a Solar and Storage Waste Crisis - Webinar
Event Description

To lower emissions, humanity is in a race to deploy as much solar, wind, and storage as fast as possible. However, this equipment has a useful life of 20 – 35 years. By 2050, it is projected that around 80 million metric tons of solar panels will be useless. We need to consider effective end-of-life strategies to ensure that clean energy components don’t end up in our waste streams and landfills.

In this cleantech materials discussion, industry leaders will share insights on the economic mechanics of recycling solar panels, lithium-ion, and electronics. Panelists will discuss both the global problem of end-of-life lithium-ion and the development of secondary supply of critical commodities that fuel the circular economy.  Panelists will also highlight the benefits of sustainable management of electronics and illuminate new policies that will encourage participation. Lastly, the discussion will delve into case studies of companies that are transforming their supply chain to support a circular economy and responsible cleantech material disposal.

Attendees will leave this panel energized to create actionable contributions in their direct community, businesses, and governments. Join us as we discuss how to avoid a solar and storage waste crisis. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Panelists:

      Ala Hussain, Engineering & Construction Manager, P. Eng., PMP, Li- Cycle
      Janette Freeman, Director of Business Development, Fabtech Solar Solutions
      Jonathan Castaing, Nationwide Business Development Manager, Corporate eWaste, CEWS


      Sara Fuentes, Co-Founder and President, SmartWaste
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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