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Mass deployment of plant factories as a source of load flexibility in the grid under an energy-food nexus. A technoeconomics-based comparison

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There is no clear solution for dealing with the severe consequences of rapid urbanization. Since it cannot be reverted as a phenomenon, the scientific community has decided to look for sustainable solutions within the urban environment. An Energy-Food Nexus could optimize the way cities interact with meeting energy and food demands in intense urban environments. This work proposed a decisive solution by introducing plant factories as a support to the grid and to the local leafy greens industry. The work studied how plant factories can act as a source of load flexibility via a wind energy project. Under various scenarios analysed for a specific case in Central Greece, it was revealed that possible investors in both wind energy and plant factories, in most of the cases, they will have a full repayment period of their investment in less than 8 years, while in some cases even as low as 4 years.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101431
JournalSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Volume47
Number of pages10
ISSN2213-1388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

    Research areas

  • Energy-Food Nexus, Load flexibility, Plant factories, Technoeconomics

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