Wind Power

The cost of wind power is steadily declining, driven by advances in system and component design, materials, controls, monitoring and maintenance.

The cost of wind power is steadily declining, driven by advances in system and component design, materials, controls, monitoring and maintenance. Subsidised costs of power are naturally comparable with wholesale power prices in relevant markets and in some areas, unsubsidised wind competes with wholesale prices. Wind is typically uneconomic in urban areas due the poor resource and significant noise; there is no small scale wind equivalent to rooftop solar, although small turbines can be cost effective for remote power.

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