16:00 - 18:30
Sustainability and Circular Economy for PV
Photovoltaics is expected to become the dominant pillar of global energy production with the global energy system transition to 100% renewable energy. As PV scales up globally, questions arise about the availability of resources, the cost, environmental and social impact of PV production, and the modules recyclability at end-of-life. After an introduction of the PV value chain stages, related technologies, and market situation, this lecture will give an overview on methodologies for the economic, ecologic, social assessment of photovoltaics and give insights to related analyses of state-of-the-art and emerging PV technologies.