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AGL and Elecsome join forces on solar projects

AGL and Elecsome have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a feasibility study for a solar panel recycling plant and solar cable manufacturing plant.

The two plants are proposed to sit within AGL’s Hunter Energy Hub Bayswater e-recycling precinct with the feasibility study determining the engineering and infrastructure requirements, as well as environmental and regulatory approvals.

AGL general manager energy hubs Travis Hughes said with this partnership, the Hunter Energy Hub is starting to shape.

“Since the closure of the Liddell Power Station one year ago, we have signed MOUs that could bring battery recycling with renewable metals and solar panel manufacturing with SunDrive to the Hunter Energy Hub,” Hughes said.

“If successful, the establishment of a solar panel recycling plant and solar cable manufacturing plant with Elecsome will mean we have hosting several parts of the solar energy value chain with both manufacturing and recycling of grid-scale and residential solar panels at the Hunter Energy Hub.”

In Melbourne, Elecsome has successful commissioned its first solar PV upcycling facility, where it transforms solar panels into new products used in construction and manufacturing.

AGL’s Hunter Energy Hub is set to be a low carbon integrated energy hub, designed with circular economy principles.

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