Cleaner production via industrial symbiosis in glass and large-scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing
TIC-STH'09: 2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity
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In order to alleviate production costs and increase the environmental performance of solar photovoltaic manufacturing, an eco-industrial park for GW-scale production of PV is proposed. This article quantifies the inputs and outputs for the glass manufacturing component of such a system using standard manufacturing techniques. Utilizing industrial symbiosis in this way, potential reductions for such a plant were found to be about 30,000 tons/year in raw materials and over 220,000 GJ/year in embodied energy. ©2009 IEE.