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Title (Primary) Power generation from variable renewable energies (VRE), Final report (Project 9)
Title (Secondary) Helmholtz-Climate-Initiative: Final report 2022
Author Lehneis, R. ORCID logo ; Manske, D. ORCID logo ; Schinkel, B.; Thrän, D.
Year 2022
Page From 213
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Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Climate change and extreme weather events may be associated with strong impacts on the electricity generation from VRE, i.e., wind power and photovoltaics, in the future (Griffin et al. 2020, Bieritz 2015, Jerez et al. 2015, Pryor and Barthelmie 2010). This climate change will alter regional and local weather conditions leading to more and also more intense weather extremes and, therefore, changing the spatiotemporal availability of VRE. Especially for countries with a high share of wind and photovoltaic (PV) power generation like Germany, the overarching questions are, how climate change will affect the electricity production from variable renewables and how strong may be this impact for different climate scenarios (McCollum et al. 2020). In order to investigate these questions, detailed datasets of onshore wind turbines and PV systems were created and used with simulation models developed in this project to simulate the power generation with a high spatial and temporal resolution. Additionally to the simulations of the electricity production from these variable renewables for all of Germany using past weather data, the influence of climate change on selected wind turbine sites was estimated with the help of climate scenario data.
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Lehneis, R., Manske, D., Schinkel, B., Thrän, D. (2022):
Power generation from variable renewable energies (VRE), Final report (Project 9)
Helmholtz-Climate-Initiative: Final report 2022
Helmholtz-Klima-Initiative (HI-CAM), Berlin, p. 213 - 215