2017 Wind Technologies Market Report

Frank Oteri, Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, Naïm Darghouth, Ben Hoen, Andrew Mills, Joe Rand, Dev Millstein, Kevin Porter, Katherine Fisher, Nicholas Disanti

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017. Recent and near-term additions are supported by the industry's primary federal incentive - the production tax credit (PTC) - as well as a myriad of state-level policies. Wind capacity additions have also been driven by improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, corporate, and other power purchasers. The prospects for growth beyond the current PTC cycle remain uncertain, however, given declining tax support, expectations for low natural gas prices, and modest electricity demand growth.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages98
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-72389

Other Report Number

  • DOE/EE-1798


  • cost-reduction
  • installation
  • technology
  • wind
  • wind power


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