Energy Pay Back Period and Carbon Pay Back Period for Solar Photovoltaic Power PlantAuthor(s): C. Marimuthu, V. Kirubakaran and R. Rajasekaran
In this paper, we have investigated the entire life-cycle assessment of polycrystalline silica module system, the energy requirement of PV modules and balance of the systems and calculated the Energy Pay-Back period for systems. Based on the past study, life cycle inventory data have been collected for this study. The detail investigation has made for the existing Roof top Solar PV Power plant at Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur, Tamilnadu. Results are reported in the form of Energy Pay Back period, CO2 emission per KWh, CO2 emission reduction and Carbon Payback Period.