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Title: Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of ballast life-cycle cost and payback period

Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of ballast life-cycle cost and payback period The paper introduces an innovative methodology for evaluating the relative significance of energy-efficient technologies applied to fluorescent lamp ballasts. The method involves replacing the point estimates of life cycle cost of the ballasts with uncertainty distributions reflecting the whole spectrum of possible costs, and the assessed probability associated with each value. The results of uncertainty and sensitivity analyses will help analysts reduce effort in data collection and carry on analysis more efficiently. These methods also enable policy makers to gain an insightful understanding of which efficient technology alternatives benefit or cost what fraction of consumers, given the explicit assumptions of the analysis.
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OSTI Identifier:767554
Report Number(s):LBNL--44450
R&D Project: 472225; TRN: AH200123%%185
DOE Contract Number:AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Research Org:Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US) (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs. Office of Codes and Standards (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BALLASTS; FLUORESCENT LAMPS; LIFE-CYCLE COST; PAYBACK PERIOD; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS LIFE-CYCLE COST APPLIANCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION BALLAST