PP4.2 Life Cycle Assessment

Project Coordinator: 
Richard Corkish, Jose Bilbao
Chief Investigators: 
Marina Monteiro Lunardi

Motivated by a necessity to reduce enviromental costs of manufacturing and of possible end-of-life (EoL) solutions for c-Si solar modules, the PP4.2 program aims to deliver a comprehensive study of waste management approaches for PV modules using the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology for assessing their environmental impacts and those of various EoL options. Modelling the ecological costs of different methods quantifies the potential of new technologies under investigation in the ACAP program and informs decision making around priority areas for research, considering potential environmental benefit and risks or recycling processes.