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How much does a wind turbine cost?

How much does a wind turbine cost? The total project cost will depend on many factors, including the cost of the turbine itself, the extent and scope of supporting environmental work for the planning application, the cost of any electrical distribution network (‘grid’) upgrades and the cost of site works including access roads, foundation and cabling costs.

There are economies of scale so larger turbines cost less per kW-installed than smaller ones, and single turbine sites costing more per kW than multiple turbine sites. Having said all of that, a reasonable conservative budget price for the ‘example’ turbines used throughout this webpage would be:

Maximum Power Output Typical Turbine Type Project Cost
100 kW Norvento nED100 £345 k
800 kW Enercon E53 £1.03 million
1 MW EWT DW61 £1.25 million
3 MW Enercon E82 £2.33 million
3.5 MW Enercon E126 EP3 £3.13 million

For reference, typically the actual wind turbine costs around 69% of the total project cost.


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