LCA Analysis of a Solar Concentration System for the Micro-CHP and Comparison with a PV plant

LCA Analysis of a Solar Concentration System for the Micro-CHP and Comparison with a PV plant

M. Cucumo V. Ferraro  V. Marinelli  S. Cucumo  D. Cucumo 

Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Calabria - 87036 Rende (CS), Italy

Corresponding Author Email: 
@ m.cucumo unical.it
Page: 
62-68
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.300110
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N/A
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Accepted: 
N/A
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Published: 
30 June 2021
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Abstract: 

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is one of the main instruments for the implementation of an Integral Policy of Products, and it is also an operating instrument of Life Cycle Thinking: LCA is an objective methodology of assessment and quantification of the energetic and environmental loads and of the potential impacts associated with a product/process/activity throughout the entire lifecycle, from the acquisition of raw materials up to disposal.

The results of an LCA analysis applied to a solar concentrating type Dish-Stirling for micro-CHP are presented in this work. An estimate of the environmental impacts of the concentration system, in comparison with impacts of a PV system located on a sloped roof with a retrofit system and of the Italian energy mix, is also performed by the Eco-indicator 99, and EPD 2007 methods.

1. Introduction
2. System Description
3. Functional Unity and Disposal Scenario
4. Energy Analysis
5. Impact assessment with Eco-indicator 99 Method
6. Impact Assessment with EPD 2007 Method
7. Conclusions
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