Volume 11 Issue 4 - October 2018

  • 1. Impacts of solar energy technologies on the environment

    Authors : Jibin Joseph

    Pages : 17-22

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.114.04

    Keywords : Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, Concentrating solar thermal plants (CSP), The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC), energy payback time (EPBT), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

    Abstract :

    The sun provides a tremendous resource for generating clean and sustainable electricity without toxic pollution or global warming emissions which has only recently been tapped into. It provides immense resources which can generate clean, non-polluting and sustainable electricity, thus resulting in no global warming emissions. In recent years, it was discovered that the power of the sun can be collected and stored, to be used on a global scale with the purpose of eventually replacing the conventional sources of energy. As the world is turning its focus to cleaner power, solar energy has seen a significant rise in importance. Solar energy systems offer significant environmental benefits in comparison to the conventional energy sources, thus they greatly contribute to the sustainable development of human activities. At times however, the wide scale deployment of such systems has to face potential negative environmental implications. These possible problems may be a strong barrier for further advancement of these systems in some consumers.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Jibin Joseph, "Impacts of solar energy technologies on the environment", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=938&j_id=4719, Volume 11 Issue 4 - October 2018, 17-22, #ijltetorg