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2013 Wind Technologies Market Report

Cover of the report, featuring a man climbing a wind turbine.

Cover of the 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report.

2013 Wind Technologies Market Report

Date: 8/18/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report provides a comprehensive overview of 2013 trends in the U.S. wind industry and wind power market. DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory draws from a variety of data sources and covers a broad range of topics, including:

  • Wind project installation trends
  • Wind industry developments
  • Domestic and imported content of wind turbines
  • Wind technology developments and trends
  • Wind project performance trends
  • Wind turbine prices and installed wind project costs
  • Wind power purchase agreement prices
  • Comparing the price of wind energy to wholesale electricity and natural gas prices
  • Integration, transmission, and policy developments
  • Future outlook for the sector.

While the report documents modest industry growth in 2013, a key finding from the report is that wind energy pricing is at an all-time low. The prices offered by wind projects to utility purchasers averaged just $25 per megawatt-hour for projects negotiating contracts in 2013, spurring demand for wind energy. Wind energy now meets nearly 4.5% of the nation's electricity demand.

The full report is available for download here. A presentation slide deck that summarizes the report and an Excel workbook that contains much of the data presented in the report are available from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory website.

This information was last updated on August 26, 2014