2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review

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.

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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 Energy

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