Stefan Pfenninger

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Peer-reviewed journal papers

Stefan Pfenninger, Joseph DeCarolis, Lion Hirth, Sylvain Quoilin and Iain Staffell (2017). The importance of open data and software: is energy research lagging behind? Energy Policy doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.046

Stefan Pfenninger and Iain Staffell (2016). Long-term patterns of European PV output using 30 years of validated hourly reanalysis and satellite data. Energy 114, pp. 1251-1265. doi: 10.1016/

Iain Staffell and Stefan Pfenninger (2016). Using Bias-Corrected Reanalysis to Simulate Current and Future Wind Power Output. Energy 114, pp. 1224-1239. doi: 10.1016/

Saskia Werners, Erik van Slobbe, Tobias Bölscher, Albert Oost, Stefan Pfenninger, Giacomo Trombi, Marco Bindi, and Marco Moriondo (2015). Turning points in climate change adapatation. Ecology and Society 20(4):3. doi: 10.5751/ES-07403-200403

Junjian Qi and Stefan Pfenninger (2015). Controlling the self-organizing dynamics in a sandpile model on complex networks by failure tolerance. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 111(3) 38006. doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/111/38006

Stefan Pfenninger and James Keirstead (2015). Comparing concentrating solar and nuclear power as baseload providers using the example of South Africa. Energy, 87, pp. 303-314. doi: 10.1016/

Stefan Pfenninger and James Keirstead (2015). Renewables, nuclear, or fossil fuels? Comparing scenarios for the Great Britain electricity system. Applied Energy, 152, pp. 83-93. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.102

Stefan Pfenninger, Paul Gauché, Johan Lilliestam, Kerstin Damerau, Fabian Wagner and Anthony Patt (2014). Potential for concentrating solar power to provide baseload and dispatchable power. Nature Climate Change, 4(8), pp. 689–692. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2276

Nadejda Komendantova, Stefan Pfenninger and Anthony Patt (2014). Governance Barriers to Renewable Energy in North Africa. International Spectator, 49(2), pp. 50-65. doi: 10.1080/03932729.2014.907627.

Stefan Pfenninger, Adam Hawkes and James Keirstead (2014). Energy systems modeling for twenty-first century energy challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 33, pp. 74-86. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.02.003

Anthony Patt, Stefan Pfenninger and Johan Lilliestam. Vulnerability of solar energy infrastructure and output to climate change (2013). Climatic Change, 121, pp. 93-102. doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0887-0

Saskia Werners, Stefan Pfenninger, Rob Swart, Erik van Slobbe, Marjolijn Haasnoot and Jan Kwakkel. Thresholds, tipping and turning points for sustainability under climate change (2013). Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(3-4), pp. 334-340. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.06.005

Susanne Hanger, Stefan Pfenninger, Magali Dreyfus and Anthony Patt (2013). Knowledge and information needs of adaptation policy-makers: a European study. Regional Environmental Change, 13(1), pp. 91-101. doi: 10.1007/s10113-012-0317-2


Dieter Imboden and Stefan Pfenninger. Introduction to Systems Analysis: Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems. December 2012. Berlin: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-30638-9.
Details, and interactive online examples, are on the book website.