The world’s leading wind power experts were asked to predict what the industry will look like in 2035.
The results from those surveyed indicate that wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Also, cost reductions were anticipated across the board for wind power. Turbines will continue to grow larger and costs will decline significantly.
The experts who were surveyed also believed the levelized cost of electricity would decline 27% for onshore and 17-35% for offshore wind by 2035 when compared to today’s numbers.
Those trends are expected in spite of the likelihood that future projects will be sited in less-attractive wind areas.
The survey was conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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