Techno-Economic Comparison of Renewable Energy Systems Using Multi-Pole System Analysis (Mpsa)

Techno-Economic Comparison of Renewable Energy Systems Using Multi-Pole System Analysis (Mpsa)

Mario Holl Max F. Platzer Peter F. Pelz 

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Chair of Fluid Systems, Darmstadt, Germany

AeroHydro Research & Technology Associates, Pebble Beach, California, USA

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The recently published method of multi-pole system analysis (MPSA) is used to techno-economically compare two wind-energy converters: offshore wind turbines and the energy ship concept. According to the method, both systems are (i) modeled, (ii) energetically and economically analyzed, (iii) techno- economically optimized and, finally, (iv) expected uncertainties are calculated and assessed. The results of the method are used to derive the necessary cost reduction of the wind-energy converters to be economically competitive to fossil-fuel-based technologies.


energy ship, holistic system analysis, multi-pole system analysis, techno-economic analysis, technology comparison, wind-energy converter


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