Potential environmental impacts of photovoltaic solar energy on industry

Antonio Carlos Franco, Mauro Antonio da Silva Sá Ravagnani, Luciane Silva Franco


Solar energy is considered one of the most importants renewable energy resources to decrease the dependence on fossil fuels. Therefore, this study aims to conduct a systematic review of the literature on high impact research on the environmental impacts avoided with the use of solar photovoltaic energy in the industrial sector to investigate trends in this body of literature. To this end, filters were applied to the gross portfolio between 209 articles and 22 were selected to identify the most relevant and high impact studies in the area. The results show the main trends in the referred body of literature, possible connections of photovoltaic solar energy and environmental impacts in the industry, as well as the main researchers who carry out studies. This study provides an overview of the impacts avoided with the use of solar photovoltaic energy in the possibilities of future research.


Sustentabilidade; Bioenergia; Energia Renovável; Energia Sola

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