Frontiers in Energy

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 494–505 | Cite as

Feasibility of using wind turbines for renewable hydrogen production in Firuzkuh, Iran

  • Ali MostafaeipourEmail author
  • Mojtaba Qolipour
  • Hossein Goudarzi
Research Article


The present study was conducted with the objective of evaluating several proposed turbines from 25 kW to 1.65 MW in order to select the appropriate turbine for electricity and hydrogen production in Firuzkuh area using the decision making trial and evaluation (DEMATEL) and data envelopment analysis (DEA) methods. Initially, five important factors in selection of the best wind turbine for wind farm construction were determined using the DEMATEL technique. Then, technical-economic feasibility was performed for each of the eight proposed turbines using the HOMER software, and the performance score for each proposed wind turbine was obtained. The results show that the GE 1.5sl model wind turbine is suitable for wind farm construction. The turbine can generate 5515.325 MW of electricity annually, which is equivalent to $ 1103065. The average annual hydrogen production would be 1014 kg for Firuzkuh by using the GE 1.5sl model turbine.


wind turbine hydrogen production HOMER software decision making trial and evaluation (DEMATEL) data envelopment analysis (DEA) Firuzkuh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali Mostafaeipour
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mojtaba Qolipour
    • 1
  • Hossein Goudarzi
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering DepartmentYazd UniversityYazdIran
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Environmental DesignIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran

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