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Accession Number DE2012-1043777
Title IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 137p
Personal Author E. Lantz M. Hand R. Wiser
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.
Keywords Costs
Energy accounting
International energy agency
Wind power

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC36-08GO28308

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