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Title: 2017 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 2017 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 annual report represents the seventh installment and is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the country.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (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:
1475534
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-72167
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 energy; levelized cost of energy; LCOE; land-based wind; offshore wind; annual report

Citation Formats

Stehly, Tyler J, Beiter, Philipp C, Heimiller, Donna M, and Scott, George N. 2017 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1475534.
Stehly, Tyler J, Beiter, Philipp C, Heimiller, Donna M, & Scott, George N. 2017 Cost of Wind Energy Review. United States. doi:10.2172/1475534.
Stehly, Tyler J, Beiter, Philipp C, Heimiller, Donna M, and Scott, George N. Thu . "2017 Cost of Wind Energy Review". United States. doi:10.2172/1475534. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1475534.
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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 2017 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 annual report represents the seventh installment and is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the country.},
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year = {Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Thu Sep 27 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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