Avancando na Transicao Energetica: Desafios e Estrategias para a Implantacao Sustentavel de FV

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As the world embarks on an ambitious journey towards global decarbonization, the spotlight turns to photovoltaic (PV) technology as a cornerstone for sustainable energy solutions. This talk delves into the current status and projections of PV for the World, US and Brasil, and the necessary considerations to do this increase in manufacturing and deployment sustainably. With the projected scale of deployment, the industry faces significant challenges related to material demand and the management of PV modules at their end of life. The principles of the Circular Economy (CE) and its associated R-Actions - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, among others - present a promising framework to address these challenges by mitigating end-of-life management and material sourcing concerns. However, traditional CE metrics, often focused solely on mass, fall short by excluding vital energy flow considerations. In this talk, we will highlight how various metrics are needed to understand sustainable PV solutions, how continuing the search for increased efficiency can significantly reduce material demands and enhance energy metrics, while strategies around material circularity and module lifetime and reliability improvements will offer substantial reductions in both material and energy demands.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePresented at the Brazilian Congress of Solar Energy (CBENS) Event, 27-31 May 2024, Natal, Brazil

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5K00-90066


  • Brasil
  • Brazil
  • circular economy
  • decarbonization
  • descarbonizacao
  • economia circular
  • EUA
  • fotovoltaica
  • Mundo
  • sustentabilidade
  • U.S.
  • usteinability
  • world


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