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Photovoltaic – Regulations for the calculation of the ElektroG guarantee amount published

Calculation base of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) for manufacturers of PV modules is fixed

(PresseBox) (Hamburg/Fürth (Germany), ) The foundation EAR (German WEEE registration board) published the regulations for the calculation of the guarantee amount among others for photovoltaic modules according to the German ElektroG (= Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act) on its website.

Guarantee parameters for PV modules (presumably as of mid of 2015)
Therefore, after coming into force of the amended Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG2), the guarantee parameters for photovoltaic modules which are put on the German market, are as follows:

- 30 % presumed return rate
- 240 months presumed medium life expectancy
- 200 €/t estimated disposal cost

Calculation base of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) for manufacturers of PV modules is fixed
For bail-based guarantee models, a deposited guarantee amount of 60 € per ton is resulting of these figures. The costs for insurance-based solutions need to be calculated for the manufacturers and importers by the insurances on the basis of these parameters.

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About take-e-way: Founded in 2004 in Hamburg/Germany, currently 31 employees, managers: Jochen Stepp, Oliver Friedrichs

Business fields: The take-e-way GmbH assumes the implementation of bureaucratic and operative requirements and obligations of manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of electrical and electronic devices in Germany and abroad in the field of product responsibility according to the law (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, WEEE, Battery Act, Packaging Ordinance, etc.).

VERE e.V.: The Association for the Return and Recycling of electric and electronic Devices (VERE e.V.) founded in 2003 is the organization having the largest number of members among providers, manufacturers, trade associations and individuals regarding the implementation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE) in Germany. VERE is the founding organization of take-e-way and also represents the interests of more than 3,000 companies at political level.