Solar Photovoltaic Technology Production: Potential Environmental Impacts and Implications for Governance provides an overview of the emerging industrial PV sector, its technologies, and the regulatory frameworks supporting them. This new book reviews and categorizes the potential environmental impacts of several main PV technologies, examining the extent to which current EU governance frameworks regulate such impacts. By identifying the gaps or regulatory mismatches and creating a basis for normative recommendations on governance change, this book analyzes potential governance implications and their impacts in relation to manufacturers upscaling PV production techniques.
- Fills the need for a coherent source of information on the potential impacts of different PV technologies
- Provides comprehensive coverage of lifecycle analysis (LCA) of PV technologies in a single reference
- Analyzes relevant governance arrangements for researchers and manufacturers
Dr. Senthilarasu Sundaram graduated in physics and did his PhD-thesis in photovoltaic materials in 2006. Since then his professional activities have been dedicated to the development of photovoltaic materials and renewable energy systems with special emphasis on thin film solar cells, dye sensitised solar cells and perovskite solar cells technologies. Dr. Sundaram has been in the field of photovoltaic materials and solar cell device architecture for the past 15 years since he started his PhD career at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Dr. Sundaram is an expert in materials design and engineering for solar cell devices. He is a Lecturer at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter since 2013. Currently, his research focuses on the development of nanostructured solar cells, especially dye sensitised solar cells and perovskite thin film solar cells through low-cost fabrication techniques. He is concentrating specifically on scaling up engineering challenges in novel solar cells, system level integration and spectral dependence analysis.