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Carbon footprint assessment of photovoltaic modules manufacture scenario

 
: Dominguez-Ramos, A.; Held, M.; Aldaco, R.; Fischer, M.; Irabien, A.

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Pierucci, S. ; European Federation of Chemical Engineering -EFCE-, Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering:
20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering 2010 : Papers presented at ESCAPE-20 held in Ischia, Italy, from 6th to 9th June 2010
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010 (Computer-aided chemical engineering 28)
ISBN: 0-444-53569-1
ISBN: 978-0-444-53569-6
ISBN: 978-0-444-53718-8
6 pp.
European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) <20, 2010, Ischia>
European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Working Party Computer Aided Process Engineering (Annual Symposium) <20, 2010, Ischia>
English
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IBP ()

Abstract
The influence of production sites location within process design and optimization is addressed to consider operational costs such as transportation or labor. But when the environmental sustainability of a system product is considered in terms of Life Cycle Assessment, this influence is sometimes minimized due to the lack of reliable data. The impact of grid mix in each echelon within the supply chain of a product can be significant. In this work, it is demonstrated the influence of the location of production sites for photovoltaic solar modules in the final environmental profile, expressed as CO2-eq. Results show, that the Global Warming metric can be as large as twice when using this global approach.

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