Life Cycle Cost Assessment and Enviroeconomic Analysis of Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic SystemRavita Lamba*, Ankita Gaur and Tiwari GN
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India
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- Ravita Lamba
Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India
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Received date: May 29, 2014; Accepted date: October 13, 2014; Published date: October 20,2014
Citation: Lamba R, Gaur A, Tiwari GN (2014) Life Cycle Cost Assessment and Enviroeconomic Analysis of Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic System. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 4:140. doi:10.4172/2090-4541.1000140
Copyright: © 2014 Lamba R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this paper, an analysis has been carried out to evaluate the life cycle cost and environmental cost of thin film amorphous silicon photovoltaic system. The annual energy from 1000 WP photovoltaic system has been calculated for composite climatic conditions of New Delhi. The cost of electricity generation per unit from thin film amorphous silicon with and without carbon credit has been determined as 0.17 and 0.20 US$/kWh respectively. The energy payback period for the system has been calculated approximately 12 years. The cost per kWh for thin film amorphous silicon is more economical in comparison with crystalline silicon photovoltaic system.