Study: Levelized Cost of Electricity- Renewable Energy Technologies

Dr Christoph Kost, Dr Thomas Schlegl, 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 2035. 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 research topic 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.