Increasing the applicability of wind power projects via a multi-criteria approach: methodology and case-study
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Energy, ISSN 1478-6451, E-ISSN 1478-646X, Vol. 35, no 10, 1014-1029 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper a methodological framework for increasing the actual applicability of wind farms is developed and applied. The framework is based on multi-criteria decision aid techniques that perform an integrated technical and societal evaluation of a number of potential wind power projects that are a variation of a pre-existing actual proposal that faces implementation difficulties. A number of evaluation criteria are established and assessed via particular related software or are comparatively evaluated among each other on a semi-qualitative basis. The preference of a diverse audience of pertinent stakeholders can be also incorporated in the overall analysis. The result of the process is an identification of a new project that will exhibit increased actual implementation potential compared with the original proposal. The methodology is tested in a case study of a wind farm in the UK and relevant conclusions are drawn.
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2016. Vol. 35, no 10, 1014-1029 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233402DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2014.975130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-233402DiVA: diva2:752325