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Title: 2016 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 power plants in the United States. Data and results detailed here are derived from 2016 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. This report is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the country. This publication represents the sixth installment of this annual report.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (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:
1415731
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70363
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; wind energy; wind power; levelized cost of energy; LCOE; 2016; United States

Citation Formats

Stehly, Tyler J., Heimiller, Donna M., and Scott, George N.. 2016 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1415731.
Stehly, Tyler J., Heimiller, Donna M., & Scott, George N.. 2016 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1415731.
Stehly, Tyler J., Heimiller, Donna M., and Scott, George N.. Fri . "2016 Cost of Wind Energy Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1415731. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415731.
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abstractNote = {This report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for land-based and offshore wind power plants in the United States. Data and results detailed here are derived from 2016 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. This report is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the country. This publication represents the sixth installment of this annual report.},
doi = {10.2172/1415731},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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