The Potential of Wind and Solar Power in Small Island Developing States

By: , Weston, CT // May 19, 2022

This paper provides an order of magnitude assessment of the potential of
renewable energy from solar photovoltaic (SPV) and offshore wind in the capital
cities of two Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and compares these results to
New York City, which serves as a reference for future electricity demand. This
investigation illustrates the theoretical superiority of SPV over offshore wind and
the greater feasibility with which SIDS can undertake a full renewable transition.
However, further investigation is necessary to clarify discrepancies between
theory and empirical results. In addition, considerations with regard to the
availability of land and local energy storage are needed to determine the best
technology for a particular location. Read More

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