Costs vary but the major cost is the turbine itself. This is a capital cost that has to be paid up front and typically accounts for 75% of the costs. Once it is up and running there are few costs – and of course no fuel and carbon costs.
The total cost per KW of installed wind power worldwide varies from €750 euros to more than €2,000 in high cost countries, such as Japan.
For more information on costs specifically in Europe, see EWEA’s electricity cost calculator.