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Environmental

Circular Solar

Funder:  NSW – Environment Protection Authority

Grant Background: It is forecast that NSW will generate 3,000 – 10,000 tonnes per year of waste solar PV panels and battery storage systems by 2025, rising to 40,000 – 71,000 tonnes per year by 2035. To prepare for this emerging waste stream, the Circular solar grant program supports collaborative ‘whole-of-supply chain’ projects that trial managing end-of-life solar panels and/or battery systems within a circular economy framework.

Circular Solar Phase 2 program priorities:

  • reduce solar panel and associated battery waste entering landfill in NSW
  • promote circular economy models for managing waste at end-of-life
  • increase the capability and capacity of industry to recover and reprocess end-of-life solar panels and associated large energy storage system batteries.
  • improve the recyclability/reusability/refurbish potential by using high-value recovery and/or processing technologies
  • develop secondary markets for resources recovered from solar panels and batteries
  • update standards for reuse of solar panel and battery systems that are still functioning efficiently after being decommissioned
  • grow cost-effective recovery logistic models
  • partnerships that deliver end-to-end solutions across the whole supply chain
  • create immediate and ongoing job creation and economic activity.

$ Available: Up to $1.1million.

Eligibility:  Eligible bodies include: Business, not-for-profit organisations, councils, research institutions, government agencies and organisations.

Key Dates: EOIs close on 4 November 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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