IEA-PVPS Task 12
PV Environmental Health And Safety

Study on the Development of a Take-Back-and Recovery System for Photovoltaic Products

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Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity, 2nd edition

Fthenakis V. , R. Frischknecht,  M. Raugei,  H. C. Kim, E. Alsema,  M. Held and M. de Wild-Scholten, 2011, Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity, 2nd edition, International Energy Agency, Report IEA-PVPS T12-03:2011, November 2011. ISBN: 978-3-906042-01-5.

Scientific papers and presentations

• Alsema E., Fraile D., Frischknecht R., Fthenakis V., Held M., Kim H.C., Pölz W., Raugei M., de Wild - Scholten M., 2009, Methodology Guidelines on Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaic Electricity, Subtask 20 "LCA", IEA-PVPS Task 12.

• Beloin-Saint-Pierre D., Blanc I., Payet J., Jacquin P., Adra N., Plocoste E., Mayer D., Environmental Impact of PV systems: effects of energy sources used in production of solar panels. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition,September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Choi J-K. and Fthenakis V.M., Mathematical Modeling of PV Recycling Process. Presented at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Frischknecht R., Life Cycle Based Approaches for the Assessment of Innovative Energy Technologies. Presented at the Conference on the External Costs of Energy Technologies, February, 2009, Brussels, Belgium.

• Frischknecht R., Krewitt W., Meeting the NEEDS of European environmental sustainability assessment. Presented at the Joint North American Life Cycle Conference on EcoBalance, September-October, 2009, Boston, USA.

• Frischknecht R., Stucki M., and Krewitt W., Meeting the NEEDS of European Environmental Sustainability Assessment : The Case of PV. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Frischknecht R., LCI of future electricity supply systems. Presented at 38th Life Cycle Assessment Discussion Forum, June, 2009, Zürich, Switzerland.

• Frischknecht R, Krewitt W, Meeting the NEEDS of European environmental sustainability assessment, ESU-services GmbH/German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Presented at 8th International Conference on EcoBalance, December 9 to 12, 2008, Tokyo, Japan.

• Fthenakis V., BNL Research on PV Recycling. Presented at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Fthenakis V.M., Sustainability of photovoltaics: The case for thin-film solar cells. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, 2746-2750, 2009.

• Fthenakis V.M., and Kim H.C, Land Use and Electricity Generation: A Life Cycle Analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, 1465-1474, 2009.

• Fthenakis V.M., Wang W. and Kim H.C, Life Cycle Inventory Analysis in the Production of Metals used in Photovoltaics. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, 493-517, 2009.

• Fthenakis V. Mason J. and Zweibel K., The Technical, Geographical and Economic Feasibility for Solar Energy to Supply the Energy Needs of the United States. Energy Policy, 37, 387-399, 2009.

• Fthenakis V.M., Kim H.C., Raugei M., Kroner J., Update of PV Energy Payback Times and Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Fthenakis V., Enabling Large Growth of Photovoltaics. Presented at National Research Center “Demokritos”, Summer Seminars, July, 2009, Athens, Greece.

• Fthenakis V., Sustainabilty of Thin-Film Photovoltaics. Presented at InterSolar Confence, July, 2009, San Franciso, USA.

• Fthenakis V., Photovoltaics Recycling and Sustainability. Presented at IEEEPVSC Recycling Scoping Workshop, June 2009, Philadelphia, USA.

• Fthenakis V.M., Photovoltaics Recycling and Sustainability. Presented at IEEEPVSC Recycling Scoping Workshop, June 2009, Philadelphia, USA.

• Fthenakis V., Semiconductors and Photovoltaics, Parallel routes to Sustainability. Presented at the Semiconductor Ennvironmental Safety and Health Association (SESHA) Annual Conference, May, 2009, Scottsdale, USA.

• Gomez V., Clyncke J., PV CYCLE: Setting a Collection and Recycling Scheme. Presented at IEEEPVSC Recycling Scoping Workshop, June 2009, Philadelphia, USA.

• Held, M., Life Cycle Assessment of CdTe module recycling. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Held, M., Update on the environmental profile of CIS production. Presented at 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2010, Valencia, Spain.

• Jungbluth N., Stucki M, and Frischknecht R. (2009) Photovoltaics. In Dones, R. (Ed.) et al., Sachbilanzen von Energiesystemen: Grundlagen für den ökologischen Vergleich von Energiesystemen und den Einbezug von Energiesystemen in Ökobilanzen für die Schweiz. Ecoinvent report No. 6-XII, Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, Dübendorf, CH, 2009.

• Jungbluth N, Frischknecht R, Tuchschmid M, Life cycle assessment of photovoltaics in the ecoinvent data v2.0. Presented at 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, September 2008, Valencia, Spain.

• Krueger L., Overview of First Solar’s Module Collection and Recycling Program. Presented at IEEEPVSC Recycling Scoping Workshop, June 2009, Philadelphia, USA and at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Mohr N.J., Meijer A., Huijbregts M.A.J. and Reijnders L., Environmental impact of thin-film GaInP/GaAs and multicrystalline silicon solar modules produced with solar electricity. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 14(3), 225-235, 2009.

• Raugei M., Frankl P., Life Cycle Impacts and Costs of Photovoltaic Systems: current state of the art and future outlooks. Energy, 34(3):392-399, 2009.

• Raugei M., Life Cycle Assessment of CdTe PV Decommissioning. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Raugei M., Fthenakis V.M., Cadmium flows and emissions from CdTe PV: Future expectations. Energy Policy, 38(9):5223-5228, 2010.

• Raugei M., Cadmium flows and emissions: CdTe PV friend or foe? In: F.Barbir and S.Ulgiati, (Eds.), Energy Options Impact on Regional Security. Springer - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: C. 2010, ISBN: 978-90-481-9567-1. Presented at NATO Advanced Research Workshop, June, 2009, Split, Croatia.

• Stucki M., Frischknecht R. (2010), Vermindert Photovoltaik die Umweltintensität des Schweizer Stroms? Erkenntnisse aktueller Ökobilanzen zu Strom aus Solarzellen. (Do Photovoltaics Reduce the Environmental Intensity of Swiss Electricity? Results of LCA about Electricity from Solar Cells.) In: Bulletin SEV/VSE.

• Suys M., Recycling Valuable Metals from Thin Film Modules. Presented at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Wambach K., Recycling of PV Modules. Presented at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Wambach K., Schlenker S., Konrad B, A Voluntary Take-Back Scheme and Industrial Recycling of Photovoltaic Modules: Take Back and Recycling Strategies and Recent Experiences. Presented at IEEEPVSC Recycling Scoping Workshop, June 2009, Philadelphia, USA.

• Wild - Scholten M.J. de, Life Cycle Assessment of Photovoltaics: from cradle to cradle. Presented at 1st International Conference on Module Recycling, January 2010, Berlin, Germany.

• Wild - Scholten, M.J. de., Schottler, M., Schlueter, B., Control of life-cycle emissions from crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Wild - Scholten M.J. de., Sinke W.C., Hooff W.M.G. van, Coletti G., Ehlen B.E., Hahn G., Reber S., John J., Beaucarne G., Kerschaver E. Van, Metz A., Wafer-based crystalline silicon modules at 1 Euro/Wp: final results from the CrystalClear integrated project. Presented at 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 2009, Hamburg, Germany.

• Wild - Scholten M.J. de., Schottler M., Solar as an environmental product: Thin-film modules – production processes and their environmental assessment. Presented at Thin Film Industry Forum, April 2009, Berlin, Germany.

• Wild - Scholten M.J. de., Weeber A.W., Coletti G., Hahn G., Reber S., Beaucarne G., Kerschaver E. Van, Metz A., Sinke W.C., CrystalClear, a European research project towards 1Euro/WP wafer-based Si PV technology. Presented at 18th Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, January 2009, Kolkata, India.

• Zweibel K., Mason J. and Fthenakis V. Solar Grand Plan: Solar as a Solution, Sun&Wind Energy, 4 (2008) 112-117.