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Energy Technology Cost and Performance Data for Distributed Generation

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Recent cost estimates for distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies are available across capital costs, operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Use the tabs below to navigate the charts. The LCOE tab provides a simple calculator for both utility-scale and DG technologies that compares the combination of capital costs, O&M, performance, and fuel costs.

If you are seeking utility-scale technology cost and performance estimates, please visit the Transparent Cost Database website for NREL's information regarding vehicles, biofuels, and electricity generation.

Capital Cost
(February 2016 Update)
Operations & Maintenance
(February 2016 Update)
Utility-Scale Capacity Factors Useful Life Land Use by System Technology LCOE Calculator