Carbon Pay Back Period Analysis of On Grid and Off Grid Solar PV System

R. Tamizselvan, V.P. Bhuvana Varadha, B. Devanand, Dr.V. Kirubakaran and T. Thavasivamanikandan

The science is clear that without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that global concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide have been increasing steadily over the past years. There is an increase of about 41 percent in the warming effect by the various greenhouse gases and there is a steady increase in energy consumption of wind, solar and other renewable energy sources across the World. Global investments in renewable continued to show steady growth over the past decade. The Renewable energy methods also contribute to climate change, during the fuel combusted for their construction but they back up this negative effect during their operations. Here in this study, we are trying to analyze the carbon payback period of on-grid and off-grid solar panels installed in Gandigram Rural Institute, Dindigul by the life cycle analysis solar panel and from that also trying to conclude how solar panels positively contributed to the environment.

Volume 12 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 139-149

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP5/20201742