27 Apr '11, 6pm

Psst—Hey Buddy, Wanna Build a Wind Farm?

Psst—Hey Buddy, Wanna Build a Wind Farm?

Wind is ready, which explains President Obama’s touting of it in two widely heralded public appearances recently, as well as the hundreds of millions of dollars of high-profile investments Google has made in it over the last year. Last year, at seven cents per kilowatt-hour , wind energy-generated electricity was considered competitive. This year, with six and even five-and-one-half cent bids commonplace and guaranteed for the term of twenty-year power purchase agreements (PPAs), wind is an electricity market leader. Wind power has supplied an average of 35 percent of new U.S. power capacity for the last five years. Only natural gas, which is currently very cheap but has a history (and likely future) of price volatility, has done better. And the wind power-natural gas competition is good for both industries. The more wind capacity there is, the more appealing natural gas i...

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