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Title: 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review

Abstract

This report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States. Data and results detailed here are derived from 2015 commissioned plants. More specifically, analysis detailed here relies on recent market data and state-of-the-art modeling capabilities to maintain an up-to-date understanding of wind energy cost trends and drivers. It is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the industry. This publication reflects the fifth installment of this annual report.

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.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1366436
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1007296
ir:1007296
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Moné, 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:10.2172/1366436.
Moné, Christopher, Hand, Maureen, Bolinger, Mark, Rand, Joseph, Heimiller, Donna, & Ho, Jonathan. 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1366436.
Moné, Christopher, Hand, Maureen, Bolinger, Mark, Rand, Joseph, Heimiller, Donna, and Ho, Jonathan. Tue . "2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1366436. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1366436.
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year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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