Data for: The Future of European Onshore Wind Energy Potential: Detailed Distribution and Simulation of Advanced Turbine Designs

Published: 02-07-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vpp7hxhv9m.1
Contributors:
Dilara Gulcin Caglayan,
Sabrina Schmitt,
Jochen Linßen,
Detlef Stolten,
Martin Robinius

Description

This dataset contains the potential onshore wind turbine installation sites identified in "The Future of European Onshore Wind Energy Potential: Detailed Distribution and Simulation of Advanced Turbine Designs". These placements were found following a land eligibility analysis which ensures that the placed turbines avoid ineligible locations such as being too near to settlement areas or within protected conservation zones. Explicit locations of futuristic turbines designs are then identified within the eligible areas via an explicit placement algorithm, after which hourly electricity generation simulation is performed for all locations over a 37 year time frame. In the final stage, an economic evaluation is performed to estimate the levelized cost of electricity for each potential location. In total, 3.4 million locations are found amounting to a technical capacity potential of 13.4 TW with a total average annual generation potential of 34.3 PWh. Files are provided at the national level and are given in shapefile (".shp") format. Furthermore, the file consists of the point geometries and the following fields: "capacity" - Turbine capacity, given in kilowatts (kW) "rotordiam" - Turbine rotor diameter, given in meters (m) "hubHeight" - Turbine hub height, given in meters (m) "spPower" - Turbine specific power, given in watts per square meter (W m-2) "capex" - Estimate total turbine capital cost, given in Euros "flh_min" - Minimum annual full load hour from all weather years, given in kilowatt-hours per kilowatt (kWh kW-1) "flh_mean" - Average annual full load hour from all weather years, given in kilowatt-hours per kilowatt (kWh kW-1) "flh_max" - Maximum annual full load hour from all weather years, given in kilowatt-hours per kilowatt (kWh kW-1) "flh_std" - Standard deviation of annual full load hours from all weather years, given in kilowatt-hours per kilowatt (kWh kW-1) "lcoe" - Estimated turbine levelized cost of electricity, given in Euro-cents per kWh (ct kWh-1)

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