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Manufacturing and Sustainability (PP5)

PP5: Manufacturing and Sustainability

Nathan Chang, Anthony Chesman, Chris Fell

With ongoing year-on-year growth of PV manufacturing and deployment, it is essential to identify and address issues that could limit or slow future growth.


The Manufacturing and Sustainability Program Package focuses on these issues through the different stages of the PV module lifecycle – manufacturing, use and end-of life.


The work program considers supply chain constraints, sustainability, end-of-life management and the possibility of local manufacturing of elements across the solar PV supply chain.


Techno-economic analysis, in-field performance analysis, characterisation and optimisation provide a common thread across the full ACAP program to measure, model, assess and validate PV opportunities to inform research directions and support data-driven decision making.

Explore the research programs being undertaken in this area:  

PP5.1 Sustainable Manufacturing

PP5.2 Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis

PP5.3 Local Manufacturing & Supply Chain Analysis

PP5.4 Performance Analysis and Optimisation

PP5.5 End of Life Management: Extend, Re-use, Repair, Recycle

PP5.6 Novel Characterisation for Manufacturing and In-Field Performance

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