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IV.c Small-scale wind Costs

Technologies costed in this sector

Costs Methodology

Methodology used

The user defines the number of micro wind turbines. Once the trajectory is set by the user, the number of plants to be built are defined. Investment costs are a function of new build and operating cost are a function of the number of plants operating within that time period. We assume turbines retire after 25 years and the cost of replacement is included.

Please see 2050 Methodology for a full description of the costs approach in the Calculator.

Methodology issues and uncertainties

  • The capacity factor appears quite ambitious in comparison to other models

Technical Assumptions

  • Lifetime = 25yrs [1]
  • Efficiency = Capacity factor = 24%
  • Input Fuel = Wind

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