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Title: IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2.
Author: Lantz, E.; Wiser, R.; Hand, M.
Pages/Volumes: 137 pp.
Publication Year: 2012
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1043777
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis; Wind Energy
Abstract: Over the past 30 years, wind power has become a mainstream source of electricity generation around the world. However, the future of wind power will depend a great deal on the ability of the industry to continue to achieve cost of energy reductions. In this summary report, developed as part of the International Energy Agency Wind Implementing Agreement Task 26, titled 'The Cost of Wind Energy,' we provide a review of historical costs, evaluate near-term market trends, review the methods used to estimate long-term cost trajectories, and summarize the range of costs projected for onshore wind energy across an array of forward-looking studies and scenarios. We also highlight the influence of high-level market variables on both past and future wind energy costs.
Accession Number: 53510
Library Notes: NPL-1205 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A20-53510


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