Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 177–190, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-177-2021

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 177–190, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-177-2021

Research article 01 Feb 2021

Research article | 01 Feb 2021

Future economic perspective and potential revenue of non-subsidized wind turbines in Germany

Lucas Blickwedel et al.

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AR by Lucas Blickwedel on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Jul 2020) by Katherine Dykes
RR by Matti Koivisto (06 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Oct 2020) by Katherine Dykes
AR by Lucas Blickwedel on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Dec 2020) by Katherine Dykes
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Dec 2020) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Revenues from the operation of wind turbines in Germany will be insecure in the future due to the expiration of federal support. Alternative ways of selling electricity are usually based on exchange prices. Therefore, the long-term revenue potential of wind turbines is assessed based on levelized revenue of energy (LROE), using a new forecasting model and open-source data. Results show how different expansion scenarios and emission prices may affect profitability of future plants.