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A figure of merit for evaluating sustainability of renewable energy systems

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2007

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Varun,, Prakash, Ravi, and Bhat, I. K., 2007, A figure of merit for evaluating sustainability of renewable energy systems: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, v. 14, iss. 6, p. 1640-1643.

Summary

For grading different types of renewable energy based electricity generation systems, a figure of merit has been proposed and evaluated. The figure of merit has been obtained by analyzing total energy utilization in constructing and installing the systems and by their respective electricity generation. The gross carbon emission has also been estimated for evaluation of figure of merit. This figure of merit clearly indicates that wind power is the most sustainable source for electricity generation, followed by small hydropower and solar photovoltaics.

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 1364-0321

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