TY - CHAP A1 - Hervé Joël Tchognia Nkuissi A2 - Fransisco Kouadio Konan A3 - Bouchaib Hartiti A4 - Jean-Marie Ndjaka ED1 - Abdülkerim Gok Y1 - 2020-01-08 PY - 2020 T1 - Toxic Materials Used in Thin Film Photovoltaics and Their Impacts on Environment N2 - Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is expected to be the world's largest source of electricity in the future. To enhance the long-term reliability of PV modules, a thorough understanding of failure mechanisms is of vital importance. In addition, it is important to address the potential downsides to this technology. These include the hazardous chemicals needed for manufacturing solar cells, especially for thin-film technologies, and the large number of PV modules disposed of at the end of their lifecycles. This book discusses the reliability and environmental aspects of PV modules. BT - Reliability and Ecological Aspects of Photovoltaic Modules SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.88326 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.88326 SN - 978-1-78984-823-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-27 ER -