Prospecting of renewable energy technologies for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi: a techno-economic analysis

Djawed Belasri, Akinleye Sowunmi, Juan-Rodrigo Bastidas Oyanedel, Carlos Amaya, Jens Ejbye Schmidt

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This manuscript aims to provide a roadmap to support Abu Dhabi's target to ensuring renewable energy (RE) sources accounting for at least 7% of the Emirate's total power generation capacity by 2020. On the basis of official power generation forecasts, a target of 1.4 GW was set to reach this target. Out of nine commercially available RE technologies assessed, five were found to be viable options, with three of them - wind power, concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar photovoltaic power - individually able to reach or surpass the 1.4 GW target. However, based on the complex techno-economic analysis undertaken in this study, in order to achieve the 1.4 GW RE target, the recommended mix of RE sources is 10% wind offshore, 30% wind onshore, 35% solar photovoltaic, 5% concentrated solar with storage and 20% waste to energy. Waste to energy addresses Abu Dhabi's goal diverting waste from landfills by 85% by 2030.
TidsskriftProgress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal
Udgave nummer2/3
Sider (fra-til)301-318
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa