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dc.contributor.authorMukisa, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorZamora, Ren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLie, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWu, Xen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorChen, Gen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-15T23:19:34Z
dc.date.available2021-06-15T23:19:34Z
dc.date.copyright2021-07en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSolar Energy, 223, 326-345.
dc.identifier.issn0038-092Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14270
dc.description.abstractAlthough solar photovoltaic systems do not emit greenhouse gases (GHG) during their operation lifetime, their manufacturing, transportation, and construction involves energy use and GHG emissions. In this study a life cycle assessment as well as economics analysis of the solar modules from manufacturing to delivery of the final product were evaluated. A multi-criteria analysis (MCA) ranking methodology for solar photovoltaic module manufacturing countries by an importing country based on the modified VIKOR technique was proposed. Uganda, a developing country in sub-Saharan Africa was considered as the country that intends to import solar photovoltaic modules from six (6) selected overseas module manufacturing countries. The results revealed that the solar PV system would have an energy payback time and GHG payback time in the range of 1.32–3.28 years and 0.69–3.19 years, respectively, due to the high solar irradiance received in Uganda. The importation cost incurred are in the range of 37.10–46.38c$/Wp for a functional unit of 50 kW capacity solar photovoltaic system. The MCA ranking results indicated that Brazil is the best choice module manufacturing country for Uganda to import modules from. The proposed methodology is replicable and applicable in any country for the decision-making process.
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X21004485
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in (see Citation). Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at (see Publisher's Version).
dc.subjectSolar PV module; GHG emissions induced; Energy used; Importation cost incurred; VIKOR technique
dc.titleMulti Criteria Analysis Ranking of Solar Photovoltaic Modules Manufacturing Countries by an Importing Country: A Case of Ugandaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.solener.2021.05.078en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage345
aut.relation.startpage326
aut.relation.volume223en_NZ
pubs.elements-id431109
aut.filerelease.date2022-06-01
aut.relation.journalSolar Energyen_NZ


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