Recycling solar panels at All Energy Solar avoids waste from landfills

Program more critical than ever after offering new solar panel removal service

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — All solar energymulti-state solar installation leader based in Minnesota, tackles waste from old or damaged solar panels through a recycling program that supports the company’s focus on green energy. Working with multiple suppliers, this commitment to recycling is especially important now that the company has launched a solar panel removal and reinstallation service in the St.Paul Region.

Solar panels are guaranteed to produce power for 25-30 years; more and more systems installed in the early 2000s are reaching the end of their warranty period. Most of their components are made of steel, copper, aluminum, silicon, and other non-toxic materials that could potentially be repurposed, repurposed, or recycled.

“As a green energy company with a goal of reducing environmental damage, working with recyclers felt like a natural fit,” said Michael Allen, co-founder and CEO of All Energy Solar. “Recycling solar panel components is relatively new, but it is essential to support it as part of the solar energy industry. New technologies are being developed every day to make it more efficient and widely available.”

Storms, hail, wind, and other weather events that damage both solar panels and the structures they are installed on are other reasons panels may need to be removed. Sometimes just one solar panel needs to be replaced, while other times the entire system may need to be taken apart to make way for a new roof before it can be reinstalled.

“We work closely with our customers who experience inclement weather affecting their solar panels. We are experienced in coordinating with insurance companies to ensure that removal and replacement go smoothly,” said Jeff Blackwell, Vice President of Operations at All Energy Solar. “When it’s time to put them back, it’s a good opportunity for customers to consider upgrading to newer, higher-efficiency products. Having reliable suppliers to take care of recyclable materials after the Project completion is an important part of this process, while supporting our to concentrate on clean and green energy thanks to solar.”

The agencies recommended that Minnesota and other states are adopting formal solar panel collection and recycling programs. Some e-waste recyclers accept them, but there is currently no program to help residents and businesses know what to do with solar panels once they reach the end of their warranty period.

“It is our part to close the loop on end-of-life solar energy considerations, and we hope others will follow in support of the advancement and expansion of e-waste recycling services,” said noted Allen.

About All Energy Solar

All Energy Solar offers a full-service solar power integration experience for residential, commercial, agricultural and government customers looking to make the transition to solar power. With industry-leading certifications and full electrical and building licenses, All Energy Solar installs quality solar power systems at competitive prices and monitors and maintains the systems after installation.

SOURCE All Energy Solar, Inc.