Assessment of Wind and Solar Power in Global Low-Carbon Energy Scenarios: An Introduction

Gunnar Luderer, Robert C. Pietzcker, Samuel Carrara, Harmen Sytze de Boer, Shinichiro Fujimori, Nils Johnson, Silvana Mima, Douglas Arent

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    This preface introduces the special section on the assessment of wind and solar in global low-carbon energy scenarios. The special section documents the results of a coordinated research effort to improve the representation of variable renewable energies (VRE), including wind and solar power, in Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) and presents an overview of the results obtained in the underlying coordinated model inter-comparison exercise.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)542-551
    Number of pages10
    JournalEnergy Economics
    StatePublished - May 2017

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    © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/JA-6A50-68270


    • Climate change mitigation
    • Electricity supply
    • Integrated assessment modeling
    • System integration challenges
    • Variable renewable energy
    • Wind and solar power


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