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Title: Surpassing Expectations: State of the U.S. Wind Power Market

Abstract

The wind power industry in the U.S. has been on a growth binge in recent years, and the rapid pace of development has made it difficult to keep up with trends in the marketplace. Yet the need for timely, objective information on the wind industry and its progress has never been greater. This article, excerpted from a longer report from the U.S. Department of Energy, attempts to fill this need by providing a comprehensive, yet detailed, overview of key developments in the U.S. wind power market, with a particular focus on 2007. This summary includes information on wind project installation trends, industry developments, and, perhaps most interestingly, project-level installed cost and pricing information that has not otherwise been widely reported. The article concentrates on larger-scale wind applications, defined here as projects utilizing turbines that exceed 50 kW in size. In many cases, the data reported here represent only a sample of all wind projects installed in the United States; furthermore, the data vary in quality. As such, emphasis should be placed on overall trends in the data, rather than on individual data points.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
962704
Report Number(s):
LBNL-2037E
Journal ID: ISSN 1462-6381; TRN: US200916%%342
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Renewable Energy World; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: July/August 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29; 17; MARKET; TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND POWER INDUSTRY

Citation Formats

Bolinger, Mark A, and Wiser, Ryan. Surpassing Expectations: State of the U.S. Wind Power Market. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Bolinger, Mark A, & Wiser, Ryan. Surpassing Expectations: State of the U.S. Wind Power Market. United States.
Bolinger, Mark A, and Wiser, Ryan. Tue . "Surpassing Expectations: State of the U.S. Wind Power Market". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/962704.
@article{osti_962704,
title = {Surpassing Expectations: State of the U.S. Wind Power Market},
author = {Bolinger, Mark A and Wiser, Ryan},
abstractNote = {The wind power industry in the U.S. has been on a growth binge in recent years, and the rapid pace of development has made it difficult to keep up with trends in the marketplace. Yet the need for timely, objective information on the wind industry and its progress has never been greater. This article, excerpted from a longer report from the U.S. Department of Energy, attempts to fill this need by providing a comprehensive, yet detailed, overview of key developments in the U.S. wind power market, with a particular focus on 2007. This summary includes information on wind project installation trends, industry developments, and, perhaps most interestingly, project-level installed cost and pricing information that has not otherwise been widely reported. The article concentrates on larger-scale wind applications, defined here as projects utilizing turbines that exceed 50 kW in size. In many cases, the data reported here represent only a sample of all wind projects installed in the United States; furthermore, the data vary in quality. As such, emphasis should be placed on overall trends in the data, rather than on individual data points.},
doi = {},
journal = {Renewable Energy World},
number = 4,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Tue Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
}