Distributed Generation Energy Technology Operations and Maintenance Costs
The following charts indicate recent operations and maintenance (O&M) cost estimates for distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies.
The charts provide a compilation of available national-level cost data from a variety of sources. Costs in your specific location will vary.
The red horizontal lines represent the first standard deviation of the mean.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored the distributed generation data used within these charts.
If you are seeking utility-scale technology operations and maintenance 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|
|Biomass Combustion Combined Heat and Power*||$0.07||$0.02|
|Solar Water Heat, flat plate and evacuated tube||0.5 to 1.0% initial installed cost|
|Solar Water Heat, plastic collector||0.5 to 1.0% initial installed cost|
|Solar Vent Preheat||1 Watt/ft2 fan power|
|Biomass Wood Heat||$91/kW +/-$33/kW|
|Ground Source Heat Pump||$109 +/-94/ton|