electricity production, photovoltaic, 3kWp slanted-roof installation, multi-Si, panel, mounted, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

35:Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply/351:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution/3510:Electric power generation, transmission and distribution/3510b: Electric power generation, photovoltaic
Reference year: 2005 - 2015

Location: IN-CT - India, Chhattisgarh
This dataset represents the production of grid-connected low voltage electricity with a 3 kWp building integrated photovoltaic (PV) module in India - Chhatisgarh (a state/union territory in India) in 2012. The 3 kWp module has been chosen as basic module for building integrated PV electricity production. Larger modules can easily be built with these 3 kWp modules without producing a significant error in environmental impact calculations. The module is a multi-Si panel installed on a slanted roof.
An inverter is used to convert the low voltage DC power into AC power.
We took the total generation from solar photovoltaic according to the Indian energy statistics from International Energy Agency (IEA, 2016). Then, we distributed the total generation among the states according to the installed capacity data as on 31.03.2013 from Statistical Yearbook, India, 2015 (Statistical Yearbook, India, 2015). We have, then, distributed the total generation from solar among two different technologies based on the panel class i.e. photovoltaic, 3kWp slanted-roof installation, multi-Si, panel, mounted and photovoltaic, 3kWp slanted-roof installation, single-Si, panel, mounted according to the ecoinvent v3.2. However, for the technical reasons (i.e. too many datasets for a very minor share of production volume), we kept only multi-Si, panel, mounted to represent as grid-interactive solar power technology in India.
IEA. (2016). International Energy Agency. Retrieved May 19, 2016, from http://www.iea.org/statistics/statisticssearch/report/?year=2013&countr…
Statistical Yearbook, India. (2015). Energy. Retrieved 06 21, 2016, from Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation: http://mospi.nic.in/Mospi_New/upload/SYB2015/ch16.html
[This dataset is meant to replace the following datasets:
- electricity production, photovoltaic, 3kWp slanted-roof installation, multi-Si, panel, mounted, IN, 2005 - 2015 (77beccb1-47b6-47e8-9b1e-38abd2bb72be)]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Electricity production with a grid-connected 3 kWp multi-Si photovoltaic panel mounted on a buildings slanted roof. See field 'extrapolation' for comment on the output voltage.

Process type
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ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
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