Media Information of 21.11.2013

Silicon is the material of choice on the fast growing solar market because it converts solar energy into electric power in a relatively efficient manner. When producing silicon wafers, though, the photovoltaic industry loses about 50 percent of the valuable original material. The objective of the EU project SIKELOR, which is coordinated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), is to process silicon waste in an industrially viable and a resource-friendly manner.

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