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Title: Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC)
Authors: Zawadzki, Przemyslaw
Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus
Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa
Bani, Nurul Aini
Mas’ud, Abdullahi Abubakar
Jorge Alfredo, Ardila-Rey
Munir, Abu Bakar
Keywords: solar photovoltaic
solar concentrator
life cycle analysis
rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2020
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Zawadzki, P.; Muhammad-Sukki, F.; Abu-Bakar, S.H.; Bani, N.A.; Abubakar Mas’ud, A.; Ardila-Rey, J.A.; Munir, A.B. Life Cycle Assessment of a Rotationally Asymmetrical Compound Parabolic Concentrator (RACPC). Sustainability 2020, 12, 4750.
Abstract: Integrating a concentrator into the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) design has resulted in anew technology known as the building integrated concentrating photovoltaic (BICPV). The rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC) is an example of a concentrator design that has been explored for use in BICPV. This paper evaluates the life cycle assessment (LCA) for the RACPC-PV module, which has never been explored before. The LCA of the RACPC-PV module has found a cost reduction of 29.09% and a reduction of 11.76% of embodied energy material manufacture when compared to a conventional solar photovoltaic (PV) module. The energy payback time for an RACPC-PV and a conventional PV was calculated to be 8.01 and 6.63 years, respectively. Moreover, the energy return on investment ratio was calculated to be 3.12 for a conventional PV and 3.77 for an RACPC-PV. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Description: This article is indexed by Scopus
ISSN: 20711050
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