Offshore Wind Costs: Toward a Zero-Subsidy Era

Will institutional investors continue to acquire renewables assets and invest in renewables funds in a zero-subsidy world?

Business and Market Modelling: Understanding the key market drivers of the wind power business.

Smart Investing is all about seeing the big trend and leaping on it before everyone else does. While “zero- subsidy” is a new term in the wind power industry it will likely become an even greater and viable opportunity in the next years. Introduction With the new ANEMORPHOSIS RESEARCH PAPER on the Onshore Wind Cost of Energy Mitigation due for publication in the spring, we analyze the market trends of subsidy free onshore wind power investments (SFOWPIs)*and report on some exclusive analysis of where developers, pension funds and investors should go hunting for opportunities.

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Ambitious prospects ANEMORPHOSIS predicts that the amount of subsidy-free wind power investments will increase by around 20-35% until 2030. The manufacturers’ competition and echnological innovations can reduce the cost of construction on the wind farms by around 55%. Additionally, the possibility of new corporate schemes and innovative PPAs along with the fact hat many coal and nuclear plants will go offline in the next years, should also contribute that free-subsidy will attract solid interest.

The cost of onshore wind has already fallen from €96/MWh, to around €86/MWh and is expected to further decreased to around €67/MWh (31% lower than nowadays) by 2020 or shortly thereafter. 122 is the number of the subsidy- free and co-created values survey respondents.change of use and conversions as well Given the growth in wind energy deployment and as the sector continues to mature, it is certain that the sector continues to face various challenges. These depend on the maturity stage and the market-specific regulatory framework.

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