LCA GHG emissions of various energy systems (2000)
For PV, three types of cells were considered: monocrystalline, multicrystalline, and amorphous placed on a reference site with 1 000h/a of sunlight. For wind power, an on-shore wind park with 1.5 MWsize turbines is considered (10 turbines, wind speed of 9m/s). For geothermal, a large geothermal steam turbine plant in Italy (1 MWel) and a small scale 'binary' ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system in Germany that uses a closed loop are considered in the life cycle assessment.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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