Challenges and Solutions for the PV Industry after the EU´s WEEE recast from january 2012

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, German online meeting at 1600-1730 hrs, (New York: 1000-1130 hrs),


What do toasters, epilators and solar modules have in common?
Not much – one could say – and would have been correct until mid-January 2012.
At that point of time, the European Parliament passed more stringent targets under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations, requiring member states to collect 65 to 85 percent of their e-waste by 2019. Under the new regulations manufacturers will be required to recycle larger items – bringing the solar industry into the loop for the first time.
But not only end-of-live recycling falls under this regulation: Recycling is a topic during construction of PV plants as well, some module technologies are more prone to defects than others, investors should be aware of that.
This online meeting will bring together two German experts. On the one hand Mr. Schimpf, speaking on behalf of Gehrlicher Solar, one of the ten largest independent PV project developers and wholesaler of photovoltaic components, delivering a case study on how to recycle a 10MWp solar plant, how to organize it and describing the legal setting and accruals that accompany a PV plant deconstruction.  On the other hand Mrs. Fent, speaking on behalf of SAP, Europe's software powerhouse and its software solutions for the Solar Industry regarding recycling.
  • Recycling during construction of PV plants
    How much "waste" or recycling material accrues during construction? Which differences exist between different modul technologies? Costs?
  • Recycling during deconstruction of PV plants
    Detailed calculations for an existing 10MWp photovoltaic plant.
    Description on how to deconstruct a PV plant.
    Is there a necessity of accruals for investors?
  • Discussion on how the EU WEE recast will effect the PV industry
    How SAP software can help to meet WEEE`s new challenges.



Gehrlicher Solar AG, Dipl. Ing. Siegfried Schimpf, Consultant Special Projects 


Mr. Schimpf advises the company Gehrlicher Solar as Consultant Special Projects in the departments Research&Development, Product Management and Business Development. In previous stations he worked as key account manager for Siemens Solar, expanded Shell Solar´s partner network to 200 installation functions and established as authorized expert the “Gehrlich Academy” in Munich. Furthermore Mr. Schimpf was in charge of Gehrlicher Solar´s expansion in Spain, Italy and Greece since 2005.



SAP AG, Karin Fent, Solution Director Recycling & Reuse

Karin is a Solution Director Recycling & Reuse in the area of Sustainability, based out of SAP's Headquarters in Walldorf/Germany. Her focus are environmental regulations for products, as recycling, reuse and product end-of-life. Karin has been with SAP for more than 10 years in different product management and sales roles in Consumer Industries, Retail and High Tech. Prior in her career she drove strategic projects in the consumer goods industry, health care and banking. She holds an MBA from Fern Universitaet Hagen.


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Gehrlicher Solar AG, Dipl. Ing. Siegfried Schimpf, Consultant Special Projects 

SAP AG, Karin Fent, Solution Director Recycling & Re-use

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14 personnes sont présentes à cette réunion, parmi lesquelles :
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Enea Consulting
Marketing and Sales
ENEA Consulting
Directeur des Opérations
Responsable optimisation énergétique
Director of Operations & Development
Managing Director
Directeur du développement
Solution Director
Ingénieur chercheur
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Business Development Manager
Cabinet GS Associés
avocat associée
Ökopol Institut für Ökologie
Abfallwirtschaft und Ressourcen, Bereichsleiter
One Block Off the Grid
Solar Advisor
Clean Feet Investors I, LLC
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