Environmental impacts of electricity self-consumption from organic photovoltaic battery systems at industrial facilities in Denmark

Marios Dimos Chatzisideris, Alexis Laurent, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Frederik C Krebs

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Abstract

Organic photovoltaics (OPV) show promise of greatly improving the environmental and economic performance of PV compared to conventional silicon. Life cycle assessment studies have assessed the environmental impacts of OPV, but not under a self-consumption scheme for industrial facilities. We investigate the life cycle environmental impacts of electricity selfconsumption from an OPV system coupled with a sodium/nickel chloride battery at an iron/metal industry in Denmark. Results show that an OPV system without storage could decrease the carbon footprint of the industry; installation of the battery increases climate change and human toxicity impacts. We discuss sensitive modelling parameters and provide recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIRP ANNALS 2017
Volume66
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event 67th General Assembly - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference 67th General Assembly
CountrySwitzerland
CityLugano
Period21/08/201723/08/2017

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