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Energy intensities, EROIs, and energy payback times of electricity generating power plants

  title={Energy intensities, EROIs, and energy payback times of electricity generating power plants},
  author={D. Weibach and G. Ruprecht and A. Huke and K. Czerski and S. Gottlieb and A. Hussein and A. Physik},
The Energy Returned on Invested, EROI, has been evaluated for typical power plants representing wind energy, photovoltaics, solar thermal, hydro, natural gas, biogas, coal and nuclear power. The strict exergy concept with no "primary energy weighting", updated material databases, and updated technical procedures make it possible to directly compare the overall eciency of those power plants on a uniform mathematical and physical basis. Pump storage systems, needed for solar and wind energy, have… Expand

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