Figure 4: Calculated cumulative net environmental impact of cumulative installed PV capacity. | Nature Communications

Figure 4: Calculated cumulative net environmental impact of cumulative installed PV capacity.

From: Re-assessment of net energy production and greenhouse gas emissions avoidance after 40 years of photovoltaics development

Figure 4

(a) Cumulative net energy output, in terajoules of primary energy equivalent. (b) Cumulative net greenhouse gas emissions avoidance, in megatonnes (Mt) of CO2-equivalent. Results are shown for 2 PV performance scenario’s: ‘Increasing PR’ and ‘Low PR’, and 3 production location scenarios (see Methods section).

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