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Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC).

Zawadzki, Przemyslaw; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas’ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Munir, Abu Bakar

Authors

Przemyslaw Zawadzki

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Nurul Aini Bani

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas’ud

Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey

Abu Bakar Munir



Abstract

Integrating a concentrator into the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) design has resulted in a new technology known as the building integrated concentrating photovoltaic (BICPV). The rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC) is an example of a concentrator design that has been explored for use in BICPV. This paper evaluates the life cycle assessment (LCA) for the RACPC-PV module, which has never been explored before. The LCA of the RACPC-PV module has found a cost reduction of 29.09% and a reduction of 11.76% of embodied energy material manufacture when compared to a conventional solar photovoltaic (PV) module. The energy payback time for an RACPC-PV and a conventional PV was calculated to be 8.01 and 6.63 years, respectively. Moreover, the energy return on investment ratio was calculated to be 3.12 for a conventional PV and 3.77 for an RACPC-PV.

Citation

ZAWADZKI, P., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., MAS'UD, A.A., ARDILA-REY, J.A. and MUNIR, A.B. 2020. Life cycle assessment of a rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). Sustainability [online], 12(11), article ID 4750. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114750

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 10, 2020
Publication Date Jun 30, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 11, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jun 11, 2020
Journal Sustainability
Electronic ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 11
Article Number 4750
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114750
Keywords Solar photovoltaic; Solar concentrator; Life cycle analysis; Rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/929857

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