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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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Keywords industrial ecology, manufacturing, photovoltaics, eco-industrial park, embodied energy, industrial symbiosis
SDG SDG07 Affordable and clean energy
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations MOST
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 13 pages link here
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Created June 3, 2011 by Joshua M. Pearce
Modified February 28, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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