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Resource use of wind farms in the German North Sea : the example of Alpha Ventus and Bard Offshore I

  • The German government aims to obtain at least 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. One of the central steps to reach this target is the construction of deep sea offshore wind farms. The paper presents a material intensity analysis of the offshore wind farms "Alpha Ventus" and "Bard Offshore I" under consideration of the grid connection. An additional onshore scenario is considered for comparison. The results show that offshore wind farms have higher resource consumption than onshore farms. In general, and in respect to the resource use of other energy systems, both can be tagged as resource efficient.

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Klaus Wiesen, Jens Teubler, Holger Rohn
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-50691
Year of Publication:2013
Language:English
Source Title (English):Resources
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/resources2040504
Volume:2
Issue:4
First Page:504
Last Page:516
Release Date:2013/10/24
Division:Nachhaltiges Produzieren und Konsumieren
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung