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Application of GIS tools in locating onshore wind power plants – A case study of Västmanland County, Sweden.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A rapid development of wind energy has been approved globally within the last few years due to the common recognition of this renewable energy technology. It is seen as one of the most promising substitutions to fossil fuels which have been exploited for over one century but were proved to be a crucial factor of human-induced climate change. However, even though wind energy has been regarded to be clean, resource saving and environmentally friendly, it still poses special problems and concerns to the surrounding social-ecological system. Thereby it requires careful selection of sites of installation. This paper provides an overview of wind energy and its development in the recent decade and focus on elaborating different issues involved in wind energy development. This is done through a case study of applying GIS tools in selecting suitable locations for onshore wind power plants in Västmanland County of Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Series
TRITA-LWR Degree Project, ISSN 1651-064X ; 2013:16
Keyword [en]
Wind power, Wind power plants siting, GIS tools, MCE methods, Environmental impacts
National Category
Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-171850OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-171850DiVA: diva2:844706
Educational program
Degree of Master - Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
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Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-08-07 Last updated: 2015-09-21Bibliographically approved

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