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Title: Energy return on investment (EROI) of solar PV: An attempt at reconciliation

This research examines the importance of energy return on investment (EROI) as a useful metric for assessing long-term viability of energy-dependent systems. Here, focuses on the methods, applications, and analyses for determining EROI for solar power and solar energy technologies.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC (United States)
  2. Oxford Brooks Univ., Oxford (United Kingdom)
  3. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1221747
Report Number(s):
BNL--108308-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9219; YN0100000
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the IEEE
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9219
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY