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Authors Joshua M. Pearce
Amir H. Nosrat
Jack Jeswiet
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In order to alleviate production costs and increase the environmental performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing, an eco-industrial park for GW-scale production of PV is proposed. This article quantifies the inputs and outputs for the glass manufacturing component of such a system using standard manufacturing techniques. Utilizing industrial symbiosis in this way, potential reductions for such a plant were found to be about 30,000 tons/year in raw materials and over 220,000 GJ/year in embodied energy.

Schematic diagram of Industrial symbiosis in photovoltaic manufacturing. The highlighted red area is the industries studied in this project.

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Type Project
Keywords industrial ecology, manufacturing, photovoltaics, eco-industrial park, embodied energy, industrial symbiosis
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
Published 2011
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Affiliations MOST
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