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Economic aspects and potentials of renewable energy sources in the Federal Republic of Germany

 
: Mannsbart, W.; Reichert, J.

ENER bulletin (1992), No.12, pp.15-26
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISI ()
CO2-Reduktion; Economic Assessment; forecast; ISI92-P99; Potentials of RES; Prognose; Reducing CO2 Emission; REG; REG-Potentials; Regenerative Energiesysteme; Wirtschaftlichkeit

Abstract
At present, the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in primary energy consumption amounts to less than 3% in the Federal Republic of Germany (old). Because of the expected dramatic changes in climate caused by C02 emissions, RES are considered with increasing confidence as a mean of reducing C02 emissions in the long term. But the competitiveness of RES depends on the costs of the systems as well as on the costs and prices of the conventional techniques and energy sources they replace. There is a high theoretical potential for RES in Germany. But there are still many obstacles that hinder a fast market penetration. The German Institute for Economic Research and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research carried out a study to evaluate the economic viability of RES (selected standard systems) for West Germany. The analysis leads one to conclude that - from the technical point of view - today the use of RES in the energy market is often feasible, but not from an eco nomic one. Most easily competitiveness is ascribed to solar collectors (pools) and agricultural drying. Economic Assessment of selected renewable energy systems (RES); Competitiveness of RES in Germany (old); Present situation for RES; RES forecast 2010; Potentials of RES; RES as a mean of reducing C02 emissions in the long-term.

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