Capital costs in tidal stream energy projects – A spatial approach

  title={Capital costs in tidal stream energy projects – A spatial approach},
  author={Alexander Vazquez and Gonzalo Iglesias},
Tidal stream energy projects involve high amounts of capital, for which ex-ante economic assessments are crucial. Unfortunately, the existing models to estimate the capital costs of a tidal stream energy project are often oversimplified. Focused on single estimates on a per installed power basis, such models fail to capture the all-important sensitivity of the capital costs to project site-specific characteristics (water depth, distance to the shoreline, etc.) The objective of this work is… CONTINUE READING


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