The International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind TCP) Task 26—The Cost of Wind Energy represents an international collaboration dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future cost of wind energy. The countries that are currently represented by participating organizations in IEA Wind TCP Task 26 included in this report are Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, the European Union, and the United States. This report discusses trends from 2008 through 2016 that affected the cost of land-based wind energy in each country.1 The cost of wind energy during this period is compared with the market value of wind energy in the respective electricity market for each country.
1 The members of IEA Wind Task 26 also study the cost of offshore wind energy. For more information, visit: https://community.ieawind.org/task26/results.