LCA Guidelines for environmental assessment of photovoltaic system, available in French and in English
How to take into consideration environmental performances of renewable energy production systems in the allocation of public aids?
This issue has justified the efforts of the ADEME, Cycleco and their partners over 5 years. The result of this work is the provision for the institutions, manufacturers and research centers, of an evaluation method and a database for the environmental assessment of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
The method, also called LCA PV guidelines, is based on the life cycle assessment method, and allows assessing photovoltaic systems from their production to their end of life.
Cycleco, ARMINES / MINES ParisTech and Transénergie were solicited by ADEME in that direction to develop the methodological framework in order to help installers and designers of photovoltaic systems to meet these new requirements. These guidelines are available in a French version and in an English version.