Environmental performance of renewable energy systems with the application of life-cycle assessment: a multi-Si photovoltaic module case study

  title={Environmental performance of renewable energy systems with the application of life-cycle assessment: a multi-Si photovoltaic module case study},
  author={G. Gaidajis and Komninos Angelakoglou},
  journal={Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems},
  pages={231 - 238}
Life-cycle thinking significantly affects the assessment of the environmental performance of a system. In this study, the life-cycle assessment of a multi-Si photovoltaic (PV) module was conducted in order to examine the environmental burden throughout its life cycle and benchmark it with the environmental burden of the identical conventional energy produced with the energy mix of Greece and supplied by the national energy network grid. The results indicated that aluminium, solar glass and the… 
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