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Jiangsu Rudong offshore wind farm
Expert Elicitation Survey Predicts 37% To 49% Declines in Wind Energy Costs by 2050

A survey of wind energy experts indicates future onshore and offshore wind costs are expected to decline 37%–49% by 2050—50% lower than predicted in 2015.

The nacelle from the decommissioned 3-MW GE/Alstom research turbine
Wind Turbine Blade Material in the United States: Quantities, Costs, and End-of-Life Options

The report supports the recycling and reuse of wind turbine blades by proposing solutions and calculating projected wind turbine blade waste in each state by 2050 compared with estimates of remaining landfill capacity by state.

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