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Multiobjective optimization of large scale photovoltaic (PV) systems design: Technico-economic and life-cycle assessment considerations

Perez Gallardo, Jorge Raúl and Astier, Stéphan and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Pibouleau, Luc and Domenech, Serge Multiobjective optimization of large scale photovoltaic (PV) systems design: Technico-economic and life-cycle assessment considerations. (2011) In: PRES'11, 14th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, 8-11 Mai 2011, Florence, Italy .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET1125081


Solar energy systems are a source of "clean" energy. Yet, if power generation from photovoltaic (PV) systems is free from fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a considerable amount of energy is consumed in the manufacturing and transport of the elements of the system. Silicon is currently the most widely used material for solar cell design. In this context, life cycle assessment (LCA) studies play a major role to compare and analyze the environmental impacts of products and services along their life cycle. This work aims at determining a general methodology for designing large scale photovoltaic systems, taking into account both technico-economic and environmental considerations. In this paper, only the environmental issue tackled by Life Cycle Assessment has been implemented to quantify the environmental impacts related to three technology of crystalline silicon for photovoltaic modules (PV) that are monocrystalline, multicrystalline and ribbon silicon

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to CET Editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.aidic.it/cet/ - First-edition 2011. Copyright © 2011, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l., ISBN 978-88-95608-16-7. ISSN 1974-9791. Printed in Italy.
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Laboratory name:
Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Procédés Systèmes Industriels (PSI) - Conception Optimisation Ordonnancement des Procédés (COOP)
Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie - LAPLACE (Toulouse, France)
Deposited By:Vincent GERBAUD

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