Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Technologies

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This chapter analyses the most common solar technologies and assesses their energy and environmental performance, based on a life cycle perspective. After a preliminary description of the main technologies, the chapter presents a review of studies on solar plants, as published in scientific journals in the past decade. Successively, the chapter assesses solar plants in comparison to other renewable and non-renewable based technologies, including a discussion of uncertainties and criticalities in the assessment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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