Utility-Scale Energy Technology Capacity Factors

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This chart indicates the range of recent capacity factor estimates for utility-scale renewable energy technologies.

The dots indicate the average, and the vertical lines represent the range: Average +1 standard deviation and average -1 standard deviation.

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 and Maintenance
(February 2016 Update)
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Capacity factor for energy technologies. For more information, please visit the Transparent Cost Database.

Source: Transparent Cost Database