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Tyler Stehly

Researcher III-Systems Engineering


Tyler is a researcher at NREL primarily focused on cost model development and techno-economic analysis of wind energy systems. Prior to his position at NREL, Tyler studied renewable energy system designs and economics in addition to working on component improvement concepts and root cause analysis for wind energy systems. Also, he had the opportunity to design technical bridge infrastructures and estimate construction costs in the heavy civil industry.


M.Eng. and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University

Professional Experience

Researcher III – Systems Engineering, NREL (2012–Present)

System Improvement Analyst, Vestas (2011)

Project Cost Estimator, Peter Kiewit and Sons (2008–2009)

Featured Work

2018 Cost of Wind Energy Review, NREL Technical Report (2019)

2019 Annual Technology Baseline, NREL Report (2019)

IEA Wind TCP Task 26: Wind Technology, Cost, and Performance Trends in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, the European Union, and the United States, IEA Technical Report (2018) 

IEA Wind TCP Task 26: Offshore Wind Energy International Comparative Analysis, IEA Technical Report (2018)

Enabling the SMART Wind Power Plant of the Future Through Science-Based Innovation, NREL Technical Report (2017)

A Spatial-Economic Cost-Reduction Pathway Analysis for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development from 2015–2030, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Awards and Honors

NREL Director's Publication Impact Award (2017)