Task 26 - Results
Just Released: (Sept. 13, 2016)
Expert elicitation survey on
future wind energy costs – in Nature Energy
• Results of an expert elicitation survey of 163 of the world’s foremost wind experts, aimed at better understanding future costs and technology advancement possibilities.
• Survey background information, supplementary material, outreach material during the survey and published documents.
• Description of baseline offshore wind farm characteristics intended to provide a common starting point for country comparisons and sensitivity analysis on key offshore wind cost and value drivers.
• Download the report: Smart, G., A. Smith, E. Warner, I.B. Sperstad, B. Prinsen, R. Lacal-Arántegui. 2016. IEA Wind Task 26 – Offshore Wind Farm Baseline Documentation. IEA Wind.
Enhancement and update to prior work exploring land-based
wind cost of energy along with associated revenue and policy
mechanisms in various countries.
Wind Technology, Cost, and Performance Trends in Denmark, Germany,
Ireland, Norway, the European Union, and the United States: 2007-2012.
Develop transparent methodology for estimating cost of wind energy and identify major cost drivers
Summary report: Schwabe, P.; Lensink, S.; Hand, M. (2011). IEA Wind Task 26 - Multi-national Case Study of the Financial Cost of Wind Energy; Work Package 1 Final Report. 122 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-48155
|Country Cash Flow Models|
|Excel Worksheet and Blank LCOE Model Excel File|
Blank LCOE model (Excel)
Work Package #2 -
Estimate future cost and performance of land-based and offshore wind projects
Lantz, E.; Wiser, R.; Hand, M. (2012). IEA Wind Task 26 - Work package, 2 The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy; 137 pp.; NREL Report No. NREL/TP-6A20-53510
Work Package #3 -
Survey methods for evaluating the value of wind energy
Arantegui, R.; Hand, M.; Radu, D.; Magagna, D. (2013). A system-based approach to assessing the value of wind for society; 48 pp.; JRC Science and Policy Reports No. EUR26740 EN