Environmental issues related to commercialization of CulnSe{sub 2}- based photovoltaics

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One of the most promising materials for low-cost thin film photovoltaic cells is copper indium selenide (CuInSe{sub 2} or CIS). As with any new material, successful commercialization of CIS photovoltaic (PV) technology will require attention to environmental issues related to the sources of raw materials, their usage, and the disposal and/or recycling of products at the end of their useful life. This paper focuses on three specific environmental issues related to CIS technology: (i) Economics of the use and re-use of materials; (ii) regulations on environmental disposal and waste handling, and (iii) logistics and economics of recycling and disposing of ... continued below

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Eberspacher, C.; Fthenakis, V.M. & Moskowitz, P.D. July 1, 1996.

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One of the most promising materials for low-cost thin film photovoltaic cells is copper indium selenide (CuInSe{sub 2} or CIS). As with any new material, successful commercialization of CIS photovoltaic (PV) technology will require attention to environmental issues related to the sources of raw materials, their usage, and the disposal and/or recycling of products at the end of their useful life. This paper focuses on three specific environmental issues related to CIS technology: (i) Economics of the use and re-use of materials; (ii) regulations on environmental disposal and waste handling, and (iii) logistics and economics of recycling and disposing of products by industries faced with comparable environmental issues.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012556

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  • 25. photovoltaic solar energy conference, Washington, DC (United States), 13-17 May 1996

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  • Other: DE96012556
  • Report No.: BNL--63164
  • Report No.: CONF-960513--17
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/373859 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 267068
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668534

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Eberspacher, C.; Fthenakis, V.M. & Moskowitz, P.D. Environmental issues related to commercialization of CulnSe{sub 2}- based photovoltaics, article, July 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668534/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.