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Levelized Cost of Electricity- Renewable Energy Technologies

Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

Dr Christoph Kost, Noha Saad Hussein, M.Sc., Fraunhofer ISE

The study compares the present costs for conversion of different energy forms into electricity and gives a prognosis for the further cost development up to 2030. The scientists in Freiburg analyze both the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) from renewables as well as from conventional energy technologies. They present comparative figures for new power plants constructed in Germany, which are based on solar, wind energy and biogas as well as brown coal, hard coal and gas.

The study was carried out in the business area Energy System Analysis and is also available in german language.

As commissioned by the German embassy in Cairo, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, in cooperation with SolarizEgypt, has also calculated the electricity generation costs (LCOE) for renewable technologies and conventional power plants in Egypt. The full study (December 2016) is available in english and arabic language.

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Dr Christoph Kost
Techno-Economic Assessment of Energy Technologies
Fraunhofer ISE
Kost, Christoph
Heidenhofstraße 2
79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 4588-5750
Noha Saad Hussein, M.Sc.
Market Analysis and Business Models
Fraunhofer ISE
Noha Saad Hussein
Heidenhofstraße 2
79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 4588-5081