The Economics of Offshire Wind
AbstractThis paper presents an overview of the main issues associated with the economics of offshore wind. Investment in offshore wind systems has been growing rapidly throughout Europe, and the technology will be essential in meeting EU targets for renewable energy in 2020. Offshore wind suffers from high installation and connection costs, however, making government support essential. We review various policies used in Europe, concluding that tender-based feed-in tariff schemes, as used in Denmark, may be best for providing adequate support while minimising developers' rents. It may prove economic to build an international offshore grid by connecting wind farms belonging to different countries that are sited close to each other
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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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offshore wind power; cost analysis; market trend;
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- NEP-ENE-2010-07-31 (Energy Economics)
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