2017 Cost of Wind Energy Review

Tyler Stehly, Philipp Beiter, Donna Heimiller, George Scott

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report uses representative utility-scale projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for land-based and offshore wind power plants in the United States. Data and results detailed here are derived from 2017 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. This annual report represents the seventh installment and is intended to provide insight into current component-level costs as well as a basis for understanding variability in LCOE across the country.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages61
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-72167


  • annual report
  • land-based wind
  • LCOE
  • levelized cost of energy
  • offshore wind
  • wind energy


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