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Let's get SMART about #wind! New @NREL research may cut the cost of #windenergy by >50%.

Let's get SMART about #wind! New @NREL research may cut the cost of #windenergy by >50%.

Science-Driven Innovation Can Reduce Wind Energy Costs by 50% by 2030 August 23, 2017 With science driving wind-technology innovations, the unsubsidized cost of wind energy could drop to 50% of current levels, equivalent to $23 per megawatt-hour, by 2030, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The report, “Enabling the SMART Wind Power Plant of the Future Through Science-Based Innovation ,” describes: The scientific challenges facing wind today and how DOE’s applied research program, Atmosphere to Electrons , is working with industry to take an integrated approach to addressing these challenges How government-led advances in addressing these scientific challenges will enable future technological innovation by the wind industry How the resulting innovations enabled by advances in science will im...

Full article: https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2017/science-driven-inn...

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