2013 Cost of Wind Energy Review

Christopher Mone, Aaron Smith, Benjamin Maples

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report uses representative project types to estimate the levelized cost of wind energy (LCOE) in the United States for 2013. Scheduled to be published on an annual basis, it relies on both market and modeled data to maintain a current understanding of wind generation cost trends and drivers. It is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs and a basis for understanding current component-level costs and a basis for understanding variability in the LCOE across the industry. Data and tools developed from this analysis are used to inform wind technology cost projections, goals, and improvement opportunities.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages94
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-63267


  • COE
  • cost of energy
  • land-based wind
  • LCOE
  • levelized cost of energy (LCOE)
  • offshore wind
  • wind
  • wind energy
  • wind plants


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