A New Model for Environmental and Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems: The Case of Wind Turbines

Journal Article

Title: A New Model for Environmental and Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems: The Case of Wind Turbines
Publication Date:
March 01, 2017
Journal: Applied Energy
Volume: 189
Pages: 739-752
Publisher: Elsevier
Technology Type:

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Citation

Savino, M.; Manzini, R.; Selva, V.; Accorsi, R. (2017). A New Model for Environmental and Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems: The Case of Wind Turbines. Applied Energy, 189, 739-752.
Abstract: 

Both scientific community and political institutions frequently stress the crucial role of energy and renewable energy systems as a key asset for global sustainable future development. Wind energy is a relevant renewable source due to its high conversion performances, achieved particularly by large scale plants. Nevertheless, the production processes, rather than the installation one, may entail relevant energy consumption, as well as the release of CO2 and other pollutants.

 

This study develops a model for concurrent environmental and economic viability of wind turbines under the framework of Life Cycle Assessment. A case study is developed to evaluate a set of different project alternatives for three types of wind turbines, for which different scenarios are analysed through a dedicated assessment tool. The research highlights the manufacturing phase of wind turbines as crucial in finding the concurrent economic and environmental feasibility.

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