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Electrifying Greece with solar and wind energy
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy Systems Analysis.
2014 (English)In: Thermal Science, ISSN 0354-9836, Vol. 18, no 3, 709-720 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ensuring energy security, reducing GHG emissions and boosting the competitiveness of a countly's economy by attracting investments and technical knowhow are of paramount importance considering the targets of "20-20-20" set by the European community. Being the cradle of civilization, Greece appears today as a country caught in a prolonged hard economic and social crisis, the way out of which its citizens are looking forward as well as the entire European Union. Establishment of the leading renewable energy sources like solar and wind in Greece will not only increase the independence of its own electrification but will also provide with a foundation for developing the market of international trade of "green" energy. This paper initially highlights the current status of photovoltaics and wind turbines in Greece. Furthermore, this study evaluates whether a higher penetration of the above mentioned green energy sources would have positive impact in the economy of the country or not and in what extent they could decline the CO2 emissions until 2020, comparing to the corresponding levels in 2010.

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2014. Vol. 18, no 3, 709-720 p.
Keyword [en]
solar, PV, wind, lignite, oil, electricity consumption and demand, environmental assessment
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153419DOI: 10.2289/TSCI1403709MISI: 000341168500006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84918550722OAI: diva2:753499
8th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), SEP 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, CROATIA

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Available from: 2014-10-08 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2014-10-08Bibliographically approved

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