Dr. Philip Tafarte

Research associate


since 2017Research associate of the Junior Research Group "Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energies with Multiple Environmental Impacts - Policy Strategies to mitigate Ecological Trade-offs of the Energy Transition", University Leipzig (Germany)
2012-2017Ph.D. student at Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ, Leipzig (Germany), Department of Bioenergy
2011Employee at Sachsenkraft GmbH (Planning Agency), Dresden (Germany)
until 2010Studies of Geography at TU Dresden (Germany) / Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil), Thesis: "Estimation of statistical electric energy demand profiles for rural electrification with photovoltaic systems in northern Brazil", Supervisor: Prof. B. Müller (TU Dresden)

Fields of Research

  • Renewable Energies
  • Geography of Energy
  • Scenarios of Energy

Previous Publications

  • Tafarte, P., Lehmann, P. “Quantifying trade-offs for the spatial allocation of onshore wind generation capacity – a case study for Germany”. Preliminary version: UFZ Discussion Paper 2/2021.
  • Millinger, M., Tafarte, P., Jordan, M., Hahn, A., Meisel, K., Thrän, D., (2021): Electrofuels from excess renewable electricity at high variable renewable shares: cost, greenhouse gas abatement, carbon use and competition. Sustain. Energ. Fuels 5 (3), 828 – 843
  • Lehmann, P., Ammermann, K., Gawel, E., Geiger, C., Hauck, J., Heilmann, J., Meier, J.-N., Ponitka, J., Schicketanz, S., Stemmer, B., Tafarte, P., Thrän, D., Wolfram, E., (2021): Managing spatial sustainability trade-offs: The case of wind power. Ecol. Econ. 185
  • Tafarte, P., Kanngießer, A., Dotzauer, M., Meyer, B., Grevé, A., Millinger, M. (2020). „Interaction of Electrical Energy Storage, Flexible Bioenergy Plants and System-friendly Renewables in Wind- or Solar PV-dominated Regions“. Energies 13(5), 1133.
  • Tafarte, P., Lehmann, P. (2019): “Trade-Offs associated with the spatial allocation of future onshore wind generation capacity – a case study for Germany.” 16th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019, pp. 1-4.
  • Meier, J.-N., Bovet, J., Geiger, C., Lehmann, P., Tafarte, P. (2019). „Fehlt im Klimapaket ein Flächenziel für die Windenergie an Land?“, in: Wirtschaftsdienst. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 99. Jg., Heft 12, S. 824-828.
  • Lehmann, P., Gawel, E., Geiger, C., Korte, K., Meier, J.-N., Reutter, F., Tafarte, P. (2019). „Wie zielführend sind regionalisierte Ausschreibungen für die Windenergie?“ Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 69. Jg., Heft 1/2, S. 88-92.
  • Tafarte P., Eichhorn M., Thrän D. (2019): „Capacity Expansion Pathways for a Wind and Solar Based Power Supply and the Impact of Advanced Technology – A Case Study for Germany.” Energies. 2019, 12(2):324.
  • Purkus, A., Gawel, E., Szarka, N., Lauer, M., Lenz, V., Ortwein, A., Tafarte, P., Eichhorn, M., Thrän, D. (2018): „Contributions of flexible power generation from biomass to a secure and cost-effective electricity supply—a review of potentials, incentives and obstacles in Germany.” Energy, Sustainability and Society. December 2018, 8:18.
  • Eichhorn, M., Tafarte, P., Thran, D. (2017): „Towards energy landscapes – Pathfinder for sustainable wind power locations. Energy.
  • Tafarte, P., Buck, P. (2017): „Integration of wind power — Challenges and options for market integration and its impact on future cross-sectorial use”. 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, Germany, 2017, pp. 1-5.
  • Tafarte P., Hennig Ch., Dotzauer M., Thrän D., (2017): „Impact of flexible bioenergy provision on residual load fluctuation: a case study for the TransnetBW transmission system in 2022.” Energy, Sustainability and Society. February 2017, 7:3.
  • Tafarte, P., Das, S., Eichhorn, M., Dotzauer, M., Thrän, D., (2015): “The potential of flexible power generation from biomass: a case study for a German region”.
    In: Thrän, D., (ed.) Smart bioenergy: technologies and concepts for a more flexible bioenergy provision in future energy systems, Springer, Cham, pp. 141 – 159
  • Tafarte, P.; Das, S.; Eichhorn M.; Thrän, D. (2014): „Small adaptations, big impacts: Options for an optimized mix of variable renewable energy sources“. Energy.