chapter  5
Environmental aspects of VLS-PV
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According to reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming brings a variety of adverse effects including record high temperatures, flooding due to increased rainfall, expansion of arid areas and a higher risk of drought, and stronger typhoons. Accordingly, it is necessary to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG; CO2, CH4, N2O and others), which cause global warming. However, as GHG are invisible, the amounts in which they are released are generally unclear.