Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

S. Scherhaufer, P. Beigl, G. Obersteiner

Last modified: 2014-09-11


The FP7-project ZeroWIN wants to find innovative approaches and
effective strategies for the prevention of waste in industrial networks based
on industrial symbiosis. The paper presents the results for a photovoltaic
case study and describes the implemented measures as well as their
environmental impacts. Measures related to industrial symbiosis cover e.g.
the use of second hand or off-spec PV modules or the replacement of the
steel structure by wooden components which also could be by-products
from other industries. Beside other measures the focus was laid on the
design for easier dismantling and therefore replacement of components
which fail in the total life time of a PV system.


LCA; Photovoltaic; Waste Prevention; Industrial symbiosis


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