Photovoltaic Environmental Research Assistance Center
at Brookhaven National Laboratory
This website provides information and guidance for the photovoltaic
community and interested public based on work funded primarily by the U.S.
Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy,
Solar Technologies Program.
This center has been established at
Brookhaven National Laboratory to provide focused environmental health
safety information to the photovoltaic community. The Principal Investigator
at Brookhaven National Laboratory is
Vasilis M. Fthenakis.
Benefits of Green Manufacturing in the PV Industry" InterSolar North
America, PV Production and Technology Stage, San Francisco, July 10,
2012 (Invited presentation)
of Very Large Deployment of Photovoltaics: Environmental Research",
2011 ASM Annual Spring Symposium: Sustainability of Materials, General
Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, May 18-19, 2011 (Invited
of Very Large PV Deployment", Masdar Institute Forum on
Solar-Electrical Energy Systems: Technologies for Benign and Perpetual
Power”, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 27, 2011 (Invited
Energy Impacts and Management Measures", Wildlife Society 17th
Annual Conference, October 4, 1010, Snowbird, UT. (Keynote presentation)
"Environmental Aspects of Thin-Film Module Production and Product
Lifetime", Invited Plenary Presentation, 25th EUPV, Valencia, Sept.
"Mathematical Modeling for Cost Optimization of PV Recycling",
Presentation, 25th EUPV, Valencia, Sept. 2010
Invited Presentation "Supply and Economics in Thin-film PV Materials"
IEEE PVSC 35, Hawaii, June 23, 2010
Photovoltaics Recycling Scoping
June 11, 2009, Philadelphia, 34th PV Specialists Conference
Silane Safety/Lessons Learned and Accident Prevention
Special Session, 33rd IEEEPVSC, San Diego, May 2008
Greener Green Energy: Today's Solar Cells Give More Than They Take
By Patrick Barry, Science News
Photovoltaic Cells Are Still Very Green, Comparative Test Shows
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
How Free is Solar Energy?
By Sandra Upson, Current Energy Payback Times
Overview of PV EHS Hazards
CdTe PV: Real and Perceived Risks
Pb-free Solder Technology Transfer -Vail Workshop Summary
Last Modified: December 17, 2012
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