Reducing the EU dependence on critical raw materials for solar panel production
Development of technological solutions for reusing Silicon, recycling PV modules and designing new products
Resilex aims to improve the resilience and sustainability of the entire Silicon value chain in the EU.
Reducing EU dependence on Silicon imports from third countries
Developing a new carbon-free and more efficient process for the production of Silicon
Recycling end-of-use solar PV panels for producing Li-ion battery cells
RESiLEX will reduce the environmental footprint of Solar Panels production
The project will impact on the whole Silicon value chain: starting from developing more efficient photovoltaic solar cells and modules, up to implementing a new circular model, where end-of-life solar panels are recycled and reused
Share of EU. sourced Silicon used in solar panel production
EU dependence on Silicon imports from China
End-of-life Silicon metal recycled today in the EU
Launch of the European Solar Industry Alliance
The European Commission formally launched the European Solar PVIndustry Alliance (ESIA) at a high-level conference in Brussels onDecember 9, 2022. The alliance will scale up
The RESiLEX project has started!
June 2022 marked the beginning of the RESiLEX project, an Innovation Action funded by Horizon Europe programme, which focuses on reducing EU dependence on critical raw materials for solar panel production.
Critical Raw Materials for the EU
In 2020, the European Commission published the report “Study on the EU’s list of Critical Raw Materials”. This extensive report identified a list of 30 materials that are considered essential commodities for the EU economy, key enablers of Europe’s digital, environmental, and defense ambitions but at the same time facing high supply risks.