Life Cycle Analysis of novel solar thermal collector

A new type of solar thermal collector has been developed at Heriot-Watt based on prismatic geometry and the use of lower-cost materials. The ultimate objective of this collector is to convert sunlight into heat which can be affordably implemented at wide scale to developing countries worldwide.

In this project, a student will be required to apply the LCA methodology (referring to the relevant ISO standards) to determine the the total environmental impact of the collector from cradle to grave. A comparison against relevant technologies will also be carried out.

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Supervisor name: 
Dr Faisal Ghani
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Edinburgh campus