Solar Manufacturing: Environmental Design Concepts for Solar Modules (Hardcover)

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Solar Manufacturing: Environmental Design Concepts for Solar Modules explains the sustainable development methods used by today's leading photovoltaic companies. After reviewing various photovoltaic technologies and providing an overview of sustainable development, this practical guide illustrates how to apply sustainable development metrics to solar modules. The book describes how metrics are included in regulations, and how regulations can present barriers to market entry. Innovative product development trends used to improve the environmental attributes of solar modules are discussed in this timely resource.

* Introduction to photovoltaic technology * Motivation for sustainable development initiatives in the photovoltaic industry * Environmental metrics used by photovoltaic companies and example calculations * Environmental regulations used as trade barriers * Current trends to increase environmental sustainability * A full glossary and common abbreviations used in the industry

About the Author

Michelle Poliskie, Ph.D., is an engineer in sustainable development and an energy engineering consultant in Silicon Valley. She received her Ph.D. in polymer science from MIT and was an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780071795425
ISBN-10: 0071795421
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English