ECN publication
Control of life-cycle emissions from crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing
Wild - Scholten, M.J. de; Schottler, M.; Schlueter, B.
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ECN Solar Energy 21-9-2009
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--09-037 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, 21-25 september 2009.

Reduction of life-cycle emissions are needed to improve the environmental profile of silicon photovoltaics. Most emissions are indirect via upstream processes and can be reduced for example by lowering the energy consumption for silicon feedstock and wafer production. The direct emissions from solar cell manufacturing must be reduced by implementing abatement strategies.

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