Long Term Potentials and Costs of RES
Online database

1     Introduction

Europe requires a long term vision for Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in order to pave the way for a successful and in the mid-term stable RES deployment beyond 2020. This encompasses, on the one hand, an assessment of the mid-term potentials and diffusion constraints for the broad basket of RES options at technology and country level within the EU 27. On the other hand, expected future RES cost are subject of investigation. Consequently, a comprehensive analysis of technological change, in particular with regard to technological learning and corresponding uncertainties is required to support the long term vision of a future renewable energy sector.

This concise online database aims to provide a brief overview on the assessment conducted on mid- and long-term potentials for RES in Europe, related to form the long term vision beyond 2020 for the renewable energy sector.


Information on the following topics is applicable:

2     Background information  - Classification of potential categories

3     The Green-X database on 2030 potentials and cost for RES in Europe

3.1     Comparison of realisable potentials for RES in the short- to mid-term (2020 versus 2030)

3.2     Realisable mid-term (2030) potentials for RES in Europe

4     Long term potentials for renewable energy sources in Europe for Wind

4.1     Assessment of long-term potentials for onshore wind energy in Europe

4.2     Assessment of long-term potentials for solar PV electricity in Europe

5     Long term cost developments –technological change

5.1     Technological learning

5.2     Technological learning of renewable energy technologies

5.3     Summary of the review

5.4     Impact of key parameter on the mid-term cost development of renewable energy technologies

6     References


This concise online database provides first findings on the assessment of long-term potentials and cost for renewable energies. With this, we aim to contribute to the creation of a long term vision beyond 2020 for the renewable energy sector.

Note that a detailed discussion of the approach taken and the results and findings derived within RE-Shaping can be found in the corresponding work package report on “Long term potentials and cost for RES (part I)” (Hoefnagels et al., 2011).

Christian Panzer, Gustav Resch, Lukas Liebmann, EEG / TU VIENNA

The authors and the whole project consortium gratefully acknowledge the financial and intellectual support of this work provided by the Intelligent Energy for Europe – Programme.

with the support of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
Intelligent Energy for Europe


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