Saloni Sachdeva
German Chancellor Fellow

Saloni Sachdeva Michael works as a German Chancellor Fellow at adelphi on the topic of circular economy. Her research project is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and focuses on examining the German approach (policy, regulatory, financial, and business models) to solar panel recycling and drawing lessons for India’s sustainable energy future. Prior to joining adelphi, Saloni has worked with the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF) and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

“Resourcefulness is a moral value we learn from our childhood but lose as we grow up, getting stuck in the culture of using and throwing away, creating an abundance of waste. It is estimated that global photovoltaic (PV) waste will reach 78 million tons by 2050. At adelphi, by developing innovative solutions, I can contribute to making the life cycle of clean technologies more sustainable and circular, resulting in less and recycled waste.”