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.

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