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Levelized costs of energy (LCOE) are an excellent metric for an initial assessment of whether a future power installation is feasible or not.
We see that hydrogen is becoming more competitive, especially as LCOEs for solar PV and wind energy are decreasing.
Hydropower remains one of the least-expensive energy sources. This remains true even despite recent cost increases.
The global weighted average LCOE for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) fell an astonishing 82% between 2010 and 2019.
When looking at the actual LCOE of onshore and offshore wind farms, we see a strong correlation between annual full load hours & per MW-costs.
LCOE is one of the essential measures when it comes to energy-related projects, no matter the energy source.