A Review of Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Systems

Ozoemena, Matthew, Cheung, Wai Ming, Hasan, Reaz and Hackney, Philip (2013) A Review of Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Systems. In: 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 19 - 20 September 2013, Cranfield University.

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Abstract

A review of life cycle assessments (LCAs) of wind energy published in the past few years are presented in this paper. The aim is to identify the differences of the developed methodologies, in particular, the factors such as methods used, energy performance and influence of uncertainty. Each of the factors is addressed to highlight the shortcomings and strengths of various approaches. Potential issues were identified regarding the way LCA is used for assessing environmental impact and energy performance of wind energy. It is found that the potential of incorporating the quantification of uncertainty in the manufacturing phase has not been studied elaborately. A framework methodology has been proposed in this paper to address this issue.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Wai Ming Cheung
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 10:20
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 23:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/16707

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