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Dear all,

I am new to LCA and trying to evaluate 1 kWh from PV in a cradle-to-grave scope. I am working with ecoinvent 3.8
is the "market" a cradle-to-grave or a cradle-to-gate please?
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You need to check the provider's inputs/outputs tab to see if they include end-of-life activities. Go as deep into the upstream providers as you need to. Also read the description of each provider, normally they explain there how and if they consider disposal. You can check https://ecoinvent.org/the-ecoinvent-database/market-activities/ to understand what a market is.