Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Technologies

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Abstract

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
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteSustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies
Pagine241-258
Numero di pagine18
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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Cellura, M., & Longo, S. (2016). Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Technologies. In Sustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies (pagg. 241-258)