Research Output

Life cycle assessment of a medium-sized photovoltaic facility at a high latitude location.

  Performance of a 160 m 2 photovoltaic installation at the Napier University's Merchiston Campus, situated 3 km from Edinburgh's city centre, is presented. The alternative current and direct current electrical outputs have been recorded since the installation of the facility was completed in April 2005. An analysis of the efficiency of the facility, as well as energetic, environmental, and monetary life cycle assessments, using long-term meteorological data is presented in this article.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 January 2006

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

  • DOI:

    10.1243/09576509JPE253

  • ISSN:

    0957-6509

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    621 Electronic & mechanical engineering

Citation

Muneer, T., Younes, S., Lambert, N. & Kubie, J. (2006). Life cycle assessment of a medium-sized photovoltaic facility at a high latitude location. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. 220, 517-524. doi:10.1243/09576509JPE253. ISSN 0957-6509

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Keywords

Photovoltaic panels; Electrical power output; Efficiency; Meteorological data; Life cycle costs; Environmental impact;

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