2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review

This annual report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy for land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States.

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SMART Wind Roadmap: A Consensus-Based, Shared Vison Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research & Technology Action Plan for Distributed Wind

The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) has convened the targeted SMART Wind Consortium to develop a consensus‐based, shared‐vision Roadmap that identifies common distributed wind research and manufacturing gaps and barriers, prioritizes solutions to those gaps for today and for future scalability, and facilitates a rapid transfer of innovation into American ‐ manufactured wind turbines. This…

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U.S. Department of Energy Regional Resource Centers Report: State of the Wind Industry in the Regions

The U.S. DOE’s Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) provide unbiased wind energy information to communities and decision makers to help them evaluate wind energy potential and learn about wind power’s benefits and impacts in their regions. The RRCs have identified a wide array of market challenges that continue to hinder wider-scale deployments of wind technologies. This document summarizes the status and drivers for U.S. wind energy development on regional and state levels.

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