Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2004

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Mark A. Edelman

Abstract

A financial cash flow for wind turbines is based on an energy entity's tax structure. Using statistical regression of various wind turbines and wind maps, a theoretical model for energy output was calculated. The turbines were separated by the rated size of the turbine. With the theoretical model, financial output was generated for four different types of tax structures. A total of eight test cases were simulated. Special consideration was given to the impact of Production Tax Credits (PTC) and Renewable Energy Production Incentives (REPI). The object is to determine what type of business and tax structure would have the greatest potential impact on a local or rural community.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-7885

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Matthew Dae Joong Ritsema

Language

en

OCLC Number

57698197

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

136 pages

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