Breakdown of U.S. residential solar PV costs 2016

This statistic shows the breakdown for costs of the average residential solar photovoltaic module in the United States in 2016. The module costs came to 64 U.S. cents per watt that year for residential solar systems.

Residential solar photovoltaic module costs in the U.S. in 2016, by category (in U.S. dollars per watt)*

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Release date

September 2017


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Based on residential PV systems that are less than 10 kilowatts.

** Other hardware includes racking, wiring, etc.
Other soft costs includes contracting, permitting, financing, etc., specifically permitting, commissioning, land acquisition, and sales tax.

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