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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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.