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Competencies in Solar Technology & Energy Systems

The SPF has been a driving force in research and development of innovative energy technologies for more than 30 years. And we offer you our support and competence as a partner, for example within the area of:

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Life cycle assessments help to estimate the consumption of resources (materials and embodied energy) and the environmental impact of products and services throughout their life cycle «from cradle to grave». The method provides valuable information, which, in addition to technical and economic factors, can be of central importance for decision-making.

In the research and development projects of SPF, life cycle assessments are regularly used to assess energy systems and their components from an ecological point of view (CO₂ emissions, primary energy consumption, ...). For this purpose, databases such as Ecoinvent and the LCA analysis software SimaPro are used.

Example projects in which LCA has been applied are High-Ice, CombiVolt, HybridStock.

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Dr. Daniel Zenhäusern

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MSc Energiemanagement Yvonne Bäuerle

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