International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology | VOL. 5
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Emissions through solar PV systems - a review

Publication Date Jan 1, 2014

Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) system has been quoted for wide range of green house gas (GHG) emissions through life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. There are a variety of solar cell materials available, which vary in conversion efficiency and emission of CO2. This paper is based on the LCA analysis of PV system which starts from the production of these solar cells and goes through the stages known as transportation, installation, operational period to their disposal or recycling and tried to find out the GHG emission in all the stages separately and the environmental impact of this emission. In this paper, different improvement techniques were also suggested to reduce the impact of GHG through solar PV system.

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Photovoltaic System Life Cycle Assessment Green House Gas Photovoltaic Greenhouse Gas Emission Conversion Efficiency Of CO2 Emission Of CO2 Life Cycle Assessment Studies Cycle Assessment Studies House Gas Emissions

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