The useofrenewableenergysourcesfortheproductionofelectricpowerbringshugebenefitsbothin terms ofenvironmentalprotectionaswellassavingsinnon-renewableresources.Photovoltaicstands out fromotherrenewableenergysourcesforitssimplicityandthemodularityofitsenergyconversion system.Todate,themosthighlydevelopedtechnologyfortheconstructionofsolarcellsisonebasedon mono andpolycrystallinesilicon.Analternativeproductionlineiscurrentlyunderdevelopmentto produce, thin-film modules.Therearecurrentlyavarietyofprocessesandmaterialsavailabletomake thin-filmcellsbuttheirrelativecostsandperformancediffer.Therefore,itwouldbeusefultomakea comparativeevaluationofthedifferentprocessesusingamultiplecriteriamethod. This paperproposesanapplicationofanoutrankingmethodologytoassessaselectionofproduction processes ofthin-filmsolartechnology.Asthisworkdemonstrates,multi-criteriaanalysiscanprovidea technical-scientificdecisionmakingsupporttoolthatisabletojustifyitschoicesclearlyand consistently intherenewableenergysector.

A comparative assessment of thin-film photovoltaic production processes using the ELECTRE III method

CAVALLARO, Fausto
2010

Abstract

The useofrenewableenergysourcesfortheproductionofelectricpowerbringshugebenefitsbothin terms ofenvironmentalprotectionaswellassavingsinnon-renewableresources.Photovoltaicstands out fromotherrenewableenergysourcesforitssimplicityandthemodularityofitsenergyconversion system.Todate,themosthighlydevelopedtechnologyfortheconstructionofsolarcellsisonebasedon mono andpolycrystallinesilicon.Analternativeproductionlineiscurrentlyunderdevelopmentto produce, thin-film modules.Therearecurrentlyavarietyofprocessesandmaterialsavailabletomake thin-filmcellsbuttheirrelativecostsandperformancediffer.Therefore,itwouldbeusefultomakea comparativeevaluationofthedifferentprocessesusingamultiplecriteriamethod. This paperproposesanapplicationofanoutrankingmethodologytoassessaselectionofproduction processes ofthin-filmsolartechnology.Asthisworkdemonstrates,multi-criteriaanalysiscanprovidea technical-scientificdecisionmakingsupporttoolthatisabletojustifyitschoicesclearlyand consistently intherenewableenergysector.
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