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Volume-1,Issue-6  ( Dec, 2013 )
Paper Title
Life Cycle Assessment Of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generating System
Author Name
Asif Ali, Aarif Zaheer, Osama Khan
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Solar photovoltaic based electricity is considered to be free from fossil fuels usage and greenhouse gases emissions but a considerable amount of non-renewable sources utilized during its manufacturing, installation, transportation of solar PV modules and it components. LCA (life cycle assessment) study is called as cradle to grave study of system. It is uses to calculate the energy consumption in manufacturing, installation, transportation of solar PV systems. LCA goal is to calculate EPBT, GHG emission and embodied energy. It is also concerned with efficiency and economicanalysis of plant. India is presently sixth largest electricity generating country and accounts for about 4 % of the world’s total annual electricity generation. India is also currently rankedsixth in annual electricity consumption accounting for about 3.5 % of the world’s total annual electricity consumption. In this paper, LCA study of keasv puram solar power plant (1MW) situated in north Delhi has been done. It has 5571 solar power panel made up of mono crystalline, electricity generated is fed into main grid line of NDPL.This paper incorporates comprehensive LCA (life cycle assessment) study of a solar power plant (Keshavpuram-1MW).
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