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Title: 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review

Abstract

This report uses representative commercial projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States for 2015. Scheduled to be published on an annual basis, the analysis relies on both market and modeled data to maintain an up-to-date understanding of wind generation cost trends and drivers. It is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs and a basis for understanding variability in the LCOE across the industry. Data and tools developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are used in this analysis to inform wind technology cost projections, goals, and improvement opportunities.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1351062
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-66861
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; wind; cost of energy; LCOE; offshore; onshore; land-based; wind energy; NREL

Citation Formats

Mone, Christopher, Hand, Maureen, Bolinger, Mark, Rand, Joseph, Heimiller, Donna, and Ho, Jonathan. 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1351062.
Mone, Christopher, Hand, Maureen, Bolinger, Mark, Rand, Joseph, Heimiller, Donna, & Ho, Jonathan. 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1351062.
Mone, Christopher, Hand, Maureen, Bolinger, Mark, Rand, Joseph, Heimiller, Donna, and Ho, Jonathan. Wed . "2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1351062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351062.
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abstractNote = {This report uses representative commercial projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States for 2015. Scheduled to be published on an annual basis, the analysis relies on both market and modeled data to maintain an up-to-date understanding of wind generation cost trends and drivers. It is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs and a basis for understanding variability in the LCOE across the industry. Data and tools developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are used in this analysis to inform wind technology cost projections, goals, and improvement opportunities.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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