Berlin, 16. March 2011, What is known as the RoHS Certificate. Inventux Technologies AG previously had its modules checked for conformity with the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive as well as the German Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) on a voluntary basis.
To receive the certificate, the relevant products must be completely free of toxic heavy metals such as cadmium or lead. In the past, the use of these toxic and harmful substances in other technologies led to heated discussion about the risk of damage to the image of photovoltaics as a clean industry. With the official confirmation of RoHS conformity, Inventux guarantees that its non-toxic, climate-friendly modules are also ethically produced. The disposal and recyclability of an Inventux solar installation is also unproblematic at the end of its service life. The silicon-based thin-film modules are classified as conventional building glass and can be easily disposed of and recycled without elaborate chemical processing.
Roland Sillmann, Chief Technology Officer of Inventux Technologies AG said, "Inventux thus stands for clean solar energy in two respects. Through the generation of green electricity, we are making a positive contribution to the energy revolution and are at the same time ensuring that a solution that is being used today to fight climate change will not lead to disposal problems at a later stage. Through voluntary compliance with the guidelines, we are proving that it is quite possible to produce competitive photovoltaic modules on an environmentally friendly basis."
With independent confirmation that its products are free of toxic substances, Inventux is underscoring its consistent strategy of sustainability. Even during the production process, CO2 emissions are kept at the lowest possible level. The low process temperatures also provide for an especially short energy-payback period. In contrast to other technologies, the use of silicon as a raw material means that raw material extraction is not a problem and that long-term availability is ensured.
Source: Inventux Technologies AG