The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) team broke down all the costs that go into building solar projects of various sizes. Surprisingly, soft costs were the largest part of the costs for smaller like residential and commercial-scale projects, and the biggest reason these smaller systems cost so much more than utility-scale projects.

Cost per Watt to Build Solar

To download this graph and see it yourself, click on the link below:

Cost breakdown of commercial, residential, and utility solar projects (pdf)

To see the original source links and calculations, click below:

What are the costs to install solar in residential, commercial and utility scale projects?

 

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