Title: A novel policy to tackle life span reassessment of existing bulk and thin-film photovoltaic materials

Authors: Manisha Sheoran; Pancham Kumar; Susheela Sharma

Addresses: Department of Basic Sciences, Bhartiya Skill Development University, Plot 001-002, DTA Mahindra World City, Off, Ajmer Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan 302037, India ' School of Electrical Skills, Bhartiya Skill Development University, Plot 001-002, DTA Mahindra World City, Off, Ajmer Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan 302037, India ' Department of Basic Sciences, Bhartiya Skill Development University, Plot 001-002, DTA Mahindra World City, Off, Ajmer Rd., Jaipur, Rajasthan 302037, India

Abstract: With the growing planetary demands of clean energy, solar photovoltaic system electricity generation has become mandatory in today's world. At the same time, when we look towards photovoltaic waste volume in India, it is estimated to burst forth to 200,000 by 2030 and around 1.8 million tons by 2050. Therefore, there is a dire need to scale up the PV recycle method from lab to full-fledged industry. Most of the developed countries such as China, UK, Japan, etc. have ensued their PV scarp management policies but in context to Indian prospective, it is yet to be established. The paper focuses on the effective remedy of environmental and socio-economic impact arising during the life span fulfilment of c-Si, CdTe, CdS and CIS. Over here, a sustainable novel policy framework is put forward to potentially tackle the above-mentioned problem which is still to be adopted by the Indian Government for further implementation.

Keywords: life span reassessment; photovoltaic system; recycling policy; environmental impact; socio-economic impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2021.116859

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2021 Vol.20 No.3/4, pp.316 - 330

Received: 14 Dec 2019
Accepted: 14 Oct 2020

Published online: 23 Jul 2021 *

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