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Wind Energy Benefits

 U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  11th-Nov-2016
Description: Wind energy is cost competitive:- In 2014, the average levelized price of signed wind power purchase agreements was about 2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour. This price is cost competitive with new gas-fired power plants and projects compare favorably through 2040. Wind energy creates jobs:- In 2014, the wind sector invested more than $8 billion of private capital in the U.S. economy to build projects and employed more than 73,000 workers.
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Domain: Energy
Category: Wind/Water/Geo
Semiconductor Analytics
Contents:
1. Wind energy is cost
competitive.
In 2014, the average levelized
price of signed wind power
purchase agreements was about
2.35 cents per kilowatt-hour.
This price is cost competitive
with new gas-fired power plants
and projects compare favorably
through 2040.*
*Wiser, R.; Bolinger, M. (2015). 2014 Wind Technologies
Market Report. U.S. Department of Energy.

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