For over a decade, the French solar sector has been growing at a spectacular rate. Although a solar park can produce electricity for over 20 years, its end of life has to be considered during the design phase, as part of an eco-design approach. With this in mind, players in the French solar sector accepted their responsibilities and set up special recycling channels for solar panels. These channels have achieved better results than Europe-wide targets (85% collection rate and 80% recycling rate for panel materials). The French state-approved eco-organisation Soren (previously PV Cycle France), set up in 2014 by players in the country’s solar sector, collects, sorts and recycles photovoltaic modules from facilities throughout France. These operations are paid for by an eco-contribution on every panel manufactured or imported in France, as soon as the facility is commissioned.