Environmental, health, and safety assessment of photovoltaics

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  • Photovoltaic power generation -- Environmental aspects -- United States
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    StatementElizabeth C. Rose ; prepared for Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy through an agreement with National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    SeriesJPL publication -- 83-88, NASA-CR -- 173739, NASA contractor report -- 173739
    ContributionsSandia National Laboratories, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
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    Open LibraryOL16806912M

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Get this from a library. Environmental, health, and safety assessment of photovoltaics. [Elizabeth C Rose; Sandia National Laboratories.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)].

Summary. During normal operation, photovoltaic (PV) systems will present no health concerns and only few environmental or safety problems. However, when one considers the entire cycle from raw material acquisition through ultimate disposal including abnormal operation, especially for the various far-term options, one encounters points which need study and possible situations which need : L.

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