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U.S. construction costs of installed electricity generators by energy source 2018

Solar PV is the energy source with the greatest construction costs per kilowatt of installed nameplate capacity in the United States. In 2018, newly installed solar generators cost an average 1,848 U.S. dollars per kilowatt.

Average construction costs of installed electric generators in the United States in 2018, by energy source

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August 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Data includes facilities with a total generator nameplate capacity of one megawatt or more. Solar data does not include distributed generation capacity. Government grants, tax benefits, or other incentives are excluded.

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