13 Jul '11, 4pm

An Assessment of the Environmental Impact of CPV (and PV): The issue of embedded energy or Energy Payback Time...

An Assessment of the Environmental Impact of CPV (and PV): The issue of embedded energy or Energy Payback Time...

The issue of embedded energy or Energy Payback Time (EPBT) is moving more to the forefront in the world of renewable energy. Energy Payback Time is the time in years it takes for a power generator to produce as much energy as it takes to create and dispose of the generator. The CPV Consortium and UC Berkeley just released a study that finds that concentrator solar systems "have distinct environmental advantages as compared with other energy technologies, in most cases using less land, water, and materials than other solar technologies." "CPV only looks better with regards to energy payback time," according to James Nelson, Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. CPV's higher power and higher efficiency also means that it will result in less land usage. While BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah is turning into Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with desert tortoise "headstart" programs , CPV...

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greentechmedia.com 11 Jul '11, 3pm

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