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/Reading room/RE-USE of PV modules, challenges and opportunities of the circular economy.

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RE-USE of PV modules, challenges and opportunities of the circular economy.


PV CYCLE BELGIUM vzw/asbl is the Producer scheme for PV modules in Belgium. Founded in 2016 by the industry associations ELOYA, FEE, NELECTRA, PV Vlaanderen and TECHLINK it is a 100% independent, Belgian non-profit organization managing the WEEE compliance for PV manufacturers, importers and distributors in Belgium.

PV CYCLE BELGIUM vzw is the managing organization. All operational, financial and administrative tasks are executed by PV CYCLE ivzw/aisbl, the global compliance and waste management provider. For more information, visit You can also find PV CYCLE on YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

PV CYCLE ivzw/aisbl is a pan-European Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, offering dedicated compliance and waste management services for products under WEEE and Battery EPR regulations with a special focus on solar energy systems (photovol-taic (PV) modules). Founded in 2007 by and for the PV industry, PV CYCLE ivzw/aisbl has been founded as a not-for-profit association with an international status. Since 2014, the system is driven by a mandatory and legislative framework, known as the Waste Elec-trical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2012/19/EU, transposed in 28 laws by each member state of the European Union.

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, energy and education.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together more than 4,000 brilliant minds from almost 100 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, and offices in China, India and Japan. In 2019, imec’s revenue (P&L) totalled 640 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at

Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a “stichting van open-baar nut”), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Government of Flanders), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre and OnePlanet, supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.), imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.), imec India (Imec India Private Limited) and imec Florida (IMEC USA nanoelectronics design center).