Wind

The EMP Group conducts in-depth analyses of the wind power market in the United States, focusing on the potential benefits, costs, and barriers to wind power deployment. Each year, it prepares the Wind Technologies Market Report for the U.S. Department of Energy. It analyzes technology, cost, price, and performance trends among wind project installations in the United States, along with broader industry developments and policy and market drivers.

The EMP Group supplements this report with additional research projects targeting the following topics:

  • Wind energy costs and benefits
  • Wind project finance
  • Public acceptance of wind power
  • Wind power valuation and integration
  • Policies affecting the wind market in the United States

This work is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

2008

Wiser, Ryan H, and Mark Bolinger. 2008 Wind Technologies Market Report. Berkeley: LBNL, 2008.

2007

Harper, John, Matthew D Karcher, and Mark Bolinger. Wind Project Financing Structures: A Review & Comparative Analysis. Berkeley: LBNL, 2007. LBNL-63434.

2006

Bolinger, Mark. "Hedging Future Gas Price Risk with Wind Power." UWIG Annual Meeting Arlington, Virginia April 6, 2006 2006.

2005

2004

Bolinger, Mark. "A Survey of State Support for Community Wind Power Development." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2004: 18.

2003

2002

Bolinger, Mark. "A Targeted Approach to Support PV and Small Wind in Montana." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Wiser, Ryan H. "An Open-Ended Renewables RFP in Minnesota Funds Biomass and Innovative Wind Applications." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Bolinger, Mark, and Ryan H Wiser. "PV (and Small Wind) Pricing Programs that Link Supply with Demand." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Bolinger, Mark. "Use of Low-Interest, Subordinated Debt to Finance a Wind Project in Pennsylvania." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Bolinger, Mark. "Use of Low-Interest, Subordinated Debt to Finance a Wind Project in Pennsylvania." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Bolinger, Mark, and Ryan H Wiser. Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: A Survey of Clean Energy Fund Support. Berkeley: LBNL, 2002. LBNL-49667.

2001

1998

Sezgen, Osman, Chris Marnay, and Sarah E Bretz. Wind Generation in the Future Competitive California Power Market. Berkeley: LBNL, 1998. LBNL-41134.

1996

Wiser, Ryan H, and Edward P Kahn. Alternative Windpower Ownership Structures: Financing Terms and Project Costs. Berkeley: LBNL, 1996. LBNL-38921.

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