With soft costs making up the highest percentage of solar costs, how can the market affect the soft cost segment?
More Solar PV System Cost Data
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark—Q1 2017 report:
The 2017 per Watt DC Residential PV (5.7 kW) cost is $2.80—compared with $7.24 in 2010. The 2017 per Watt DC Commercial PV (200 kW) cost is $1.85—compared with $5.36 in 2010. The 2017 per Watt DC Utility-scale PV Fixed Tilt (100 MW) cost is $1.03—compared with $4.57 in 2010. The 2017 per Watt DC Utility-scale PV One-axis Tracker (100 MW) cost is $1.11—compared with $5.44 in 2010.