National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Tall Wind Report

May 31, 2019

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a report looking at the challenges and opportunities associated with taller wind towers of up to 160 meters. The report finds that increasing tower height to 110 meters from current levels could unlock cost reductions nationwide and that further tower height increases to 140 meters could help open up markets in low-wind regions such as the Southeast. The report also explores a number of potential opportunities to overcome logistical barriers associated with the transport of tall tower components and reduce costs to enable deployment of turbines at these higher hub heights.