Representative technologies for land-based wind for the Base Year (2018) and in 2030 assume a 200-MW facility, which is consistent with current project sizes (Wiser & Bolinger, 2019). Representative technologies in 2030 assume a 5.5-MW turbine with a rotor diameter of 175 m and a hub height of 120 m. Notably, turbines that are nearly of this scale are commercially available today and expected to be installed at select sites in the United States in the 2020s. See below for details on changes to parameters in ATB projections.
The following references are specific to this page; for all references in this ATB, see References.
Wiser, Ryan, & Bolinger, Mark. (2019). 2018 Wind Technologies Market Report. (No. DOE/GO-102019-5191). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. https://emp.lbl.gov/sites/default/files/wtmr_final_for_posting_8-9-19.pdf
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