In our modern life, human life is increasingly dependent on energy. The growth in population has a direct impact on energy requirements. To address the pollution problem, green sources of energy like solar, hydropower, wind, tidal, biogas, wave energy, etc. are being encouraged. Of these green sources, the usage of wind as a source of energy is increasing in different parts of the globe due to rapid technology advancement. Wind energy utilization is also becoming competitive compared to traditional sources of energy. Projecting wind-power plants depends on the amount of power that the plant can support. The chosen project needs to be evaluated in consideration of different criteria when determining the potentiality of wind-power. The decision-making process regarding the choice of alternative energy is multidimensional, made up of a number of aspects at different levels—economic, technical, environmental, and social. In this context multicriteria analysis appears to be the most appropriate tool to understand all the different perspectives involved and to support those concerned with the decision making process by creating a set of relationships between the various alternatives. The main aim of this paper is to make a preliminary assessment regarding the feasibility of installing mini wind energy turbines. A multicriteria method based on Analytic Network Process (ANP) will be applied in order to support the selection and evaluation of one or more of the solutions proposed.

A Comparative analysis based on Analytic Network Process for selection of a mini wind station plant

DE FELICE, Fabio;
2011

Abstract

In our modern life, human life is increasingly dependent on energy. The growth in population has a direct impact on energy requirements. To address the pollution problem, green sources of energy like solar, hydropower, wind, tidal, biogas, wave energy, etc. are being encouraged. Of these green sources, the usage of wind as a source of energy is increasing in different parts of the globe due to rapid technology advancement. Wind energy utilization is also becoming competitive compared to traditional sources of energy. Projecting wind-power plants depends on the amount of power that the plant can support. The chosen project needs to be evaluated in consideration of different criteria when determining the potentiality of wind-power. The decision-making process regarding the choice of alternative energy is multidimensional, made up of a number of aspects at different levels—economic, technical, environmental, and social. In this context multicriteria analysis appears to be the most appropriate tool to understand all the different perspectives involved and to support those concerned with the decision making process by creating a set of relationships between the various alternatives. The main aim of this paper is to make a preliminary assessment regarding the feasibility of installing mini wind energy turbines. A multicriteria method based on Analytic Network Process (ANP) will be applied in order to support the selection and evaluation of one or more of the solutions proposed.
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