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Building it Better: How Wind EPCs Are Driving Down Wind Energy Cost

June 01, 2017 By Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor Renewable Energy World Ringer Hill Wind Project

Excerpt from Renewable Energy World

While the all-in cost to build a wind farm has fallen dramatically over the years, due in part to larger and more powerful turbines that can harness more wind energy for less money, the cost of building the projects themselves has also fallen but still has a ways to go.

“Driving out waste in our industry is always at the forefront of our minds,” said Tim Maag, the Vice President and general manager of wind for Mortenson Construction, one of the top wind EPCs in the United States. Maag acknowledges that collectively the wind industry has made a lot of progress in bringing down costs but has said that type of work is never done.

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