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Title (Primary) A spatially explicit assessment of the wind energy potential in response to an increased distance between wind turbines and settlements in Germany
Author Masurowski, F.; Drechsler, M.; Frank, K.;
Journal Energy Policy
Year 2016
Department OESA; iDiv;
Volume 97
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T16;
Keywords Distance to settlements; Energy potential; Spatially explicit; Wind energy
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract Setting a minimum distance between wind turbines and settlements is an important policy to mitigate the conflict between renewable energy production and the well-being of residents. We present a novel approach to assess the impact of varying minimum distances on the wind energy potential of a region, state or country. We show that this impact can be predicted from the spatial structure of the settlements. Applying this approach to Germany, we identify those regions where the energy potential very sensitively reacts to a change in the minimum distance. In relative terms the reduction of the energy potential is maximal in the north-west and the south-east of Germany. In absolute terms it is maximal in the north. This information helps deciding in which regions the minimum distance may be increased without large losses in the energy potential.
ID 17716
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17716
Masurowski, F., Drechsler, M., Frank, K. (2016):
A spatially explicit assessment of the wind energy potential in response to an increased distance between wind turbines and settlements in Germany
Energy Policy 97 , 343 - 350