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Abstract

The evaluation of the environmental impact of energy technologies is one of the tasks of the INTERSUDMED project, which concerns the development of renewable energy technologies in the Mediterranean basin. Energy systems are known to be a major source of environmental pollution and the selection of a particular energy system can influence the pollution output by reducing or increasing the extent of emissions dispersed into the environment. In this report a life cycle analysis (LCA) of photovoltaic systems has been performed in order to identify the environmental burdens, impacts and costs of this energy technology. The usefulness of this methodology in finding and analysing bottlenecks and opportunities in the energy technologies is also evaluated.

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Authors: AGUADO-MONSONET M A, IPTS
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18060 EN (1998) 13pp.
Availability: Available from CCR Ispra - Servizio Pubblicazioni
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