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Costs Benefit Analysis of Wind Power in Germany

Author: Mgr. Nazariy Labunets
Year: 2014 - winter
Leaders: Ing. Mgr. Miroslav Zajíček MA, PhD
Work type: Masters
Language: English
Pages: 88
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Abstract: The objective of this thesis is to perform a cost benefits analysis of the wind power sector in Germany,
with the horizon of 2030. Various costs and benefits stemming from the expansion of wind power are
inferred from literature review and studying the peculiarities of the German case. The magnitude of
governmental support is calculated by applying the Weibull distribution of wind at different zones
across Germany and power curves of 5 modern wind turbines, as specified by the law. A number of
sensitivity analyses is performed on the main inputs for onshore installations. Under the baseline
assumptions, the onshore sector is found as non-beneficial to the society, without a visible improving
trend for the future. While the offshore sector does not reach a point where the benefits would start
overweighing the cost until 2030, the overall trend look much more promi




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