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.
Read it here.Wind Type: Land Based Wind, Offshore Wind Author: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication Date: March 15, 2017 Topic: Economic Impact and Financing Resource Type: Report File Type: PDF Geographic Focus: National Keywords: Market, United States Prepared For: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Peer Reviewed: Yes Funding Source: U.S. Department of EnergyReturn to the NWRC Resource Library