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dc.contributor.authorLerch, Markus
dc.contributor.authorPrada Gil, Mikel de
dc.contributor.authorMolins i Borrell, Climent
dc.contributor.authorBenveniste Pérez, Gabriela
dc.contributor.otherInstitut de Recerca en Energía de Catalunya
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationLerch, M. [et al.]. Sensitivity analysis on the levelized cost of energy for floating offshore wind farms. "Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments", 1 Desembre 2018, vol. 30, p. 77-90.
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a sensitivity analysis is performed on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for floating offshore wind farms (FOWFs). The analysis is carried out for three floating wind turbine concepts and three different offshore sites. At first, a methodology is presented for calculating the LCOE for a specific FOWF. Afterwards, the base LCOE values for each of the floating wind turbine concepts and sites are obtained. The sensitivity analysis includes over 325 input parameters that are studied in order to identify the ones that most influence the LCOE. Furthermore, a complementary sensitivity analysis is performed by varying the input parameters based on uncertainty ranges provided by each of the concept designers. This serves to obtain maximum and minimum LCOE variation limits and possible cost reduction potentials. It has been observed that the capital cost related parameters such as turbine, substructure and mooring system manufacturing cost as well as power cable cost are some of the most influencing parameters besides common parameters such as the discount rate and energy losses. The LCOE variation limits obtained in this study vary between 67¿€/MWh and 135¿€/MWh among the different concepts and offshore sites including offshore transmission costs.
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Energia eòlica
dc.subject.lcshOffshore wind power plants
dc.subject.otherFloating offshore wind farm Sensitivity analysis Life cycle costs Levelized cost of energy
dc.titleSensitivity analysis on the levelized cost of energy for floating offshore wind farms
dc.subject.lemacParcs eòlics marins
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ATEM - Anàlisi i Tecnologia d'Estructures i Materials
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorLerch, M.; de Prada, M.; Molins, C.; Benveniste, G.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

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