This work is in the context of the FP7 Innwind.EU Project whose objective is the high performance innovative design of beyond state-of-the-art 10-20 MW offshore wind turbines. The assessment of innovation necessitates a framework where different designs can be compared against a reference on the basis of key performance indicators (KPIs). Following the European Wind Industrial Initiative the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and its driving components are investigated, while quantifying the sensitivity of LCOE to its constituent factors. Methods whereby innovation in design can reduce component cost and lower LCOE are investigated. Targets are set to the LCOE by associating with specific technologies and high Customer Net Present Value (NPV).
Proceedings of Ewea 2014, 2014
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