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The economics of wind energy

The economics of wind energy

Published: March 2009

Pages: 156

Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm)

Summary

Every financial and economic aspect of wind energy is presented and analysed in this new report, from the very basic cost of wind energy as it leaves the farm to the effect large amounts of wind energy in the electric system have on the power price.

Contents

This report considers the way wind energy is financed through support schemes, the extra investment risks that need to be covered, how wind’s external benefits can be weighted and how it should be economically compared to electricity production from fossil fuels.