As the wind power industry matures, the focus is shifting from rapid growth to profitable growth. Logistics represents 10-15% of the cost of an installation. Too often, logistics has been an afterthought for developers when selecting OEM’s and component suppliers. When addressed at the early stages of development, transportation costs can be reduced up to 50%. Cost & Capital's report examines the footprint for new installations, current and planned OEM manufacturing locations and the component supplier footprint. Rail and trucking strategies are addressed based upon both the siting of the installation as well as the component supplier selection process.

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