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Sustainability indicator of renewable energy system based on fuzzy multi-criteria decision making methods

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Gang Liu, Mohammad Rasul, Amanullah Maung Than Oo, Mohammad Khan
Sustainability measurement of a renewable energy system is complex, as is the system itself. The study proposes a general indicator to evaluate sustainability of a renewable energy system. In order to comprehensively assess the environmental, economic and social sustainability, eleven indicators with different dimensions are quantified and aggregated into a general indicator of sustainability (GIS) based on fuzzy decision making methods, such as fuzzy analytic hierarchy processing and fuzzy comprehensive evaluation. The developed GIS is able to provide numerical results of sustainability for a renewable energy system. A case of a renewable energy system in Australia is presented to explain the application of the sustainability indicator. In terms of the four different combinations of grid, solar PV and wind renewable energy, the developed GIS is used to assess their sustainability.

History

Issue

361-363

Start Page

1263

End Page

1273

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

1022-6680

Location

Switzerland

Publisher

Trans Tech Publications

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); Power Engineering Research Group;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Advanced materials research.

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