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Table 1 Five assessment criteria of energy alternatives

From: A systematic approach for assessment of renewable energy using analytic hierarchy process

Criteria Description Categories
Cost Investment, maintenance and operating cost, and other life cycle costs Economy
Maximum capacity Installed capacity, reliability, and service life Technology
Environmental impact Pollution, emission, noise, land use, and consumer acceptance Environment
Job creation Job opportunities, economic impact, and regional development Economy/society
Security Risks, disruptions, and disasters Technology/society