The potential environmental impacts associated with solar power land use and habitat loss, water use, and the use of hazardous materials in manufacturing can vary greatly depending on the technology, which includes two broad categories: photovoltaic (PV) solar cell.
At least as important as the place of manufacturing is the place of installation. Almost all LCAs — including the one that deals with manufacturing in China — assume a solar insolation of 1,700 kilowatt-hour per square meter per year (kWh/m2/yr), typical of Southern Europe and the southwestern USA.
If solar modules manufactured in China are installed in Germany, then the carbon footprint increases to about 120 gCO2e/kWh for both mono- and multi-si — which makes solar PV only 3.75 times less carbon-intensive than natural gas, not 15 times.
In India, Institute of Solar Technology offer solar PV system installation hands-on practical training. Students start his/her own business. Institute of Solar Technology (IST) get global reputation and students from all over India within a short period of last 3 years. IST develop course module with the help of national and international adviser and partners.