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2021 Electricity ATB Technologies 

The 2021 Electricity ATB provides consistent, freely available, technology-specific cost and performance parameters across a range of R&D advancements scenarios, resource characteristics, sites, fuel prices, and financial assumptions for electricity-generating and storage technologies, both at present and with projections through 2050. ATB parameters include capital expenditures (CAPEX), operation and maintenance (O&M) expenditures, capacity factors, and levelized cost of energy (LCOE), a summary metric for electricity-generating technologies. The ATB includes current and projected estimates based on technology innovation for land-based wind, offshore wind, utility-scale photovoltaics (PV) commercial PV, residential PV, concentrating solar power, geothermal, hydropower, utility-scale PV-plus-battery, utility-scale battery storage, commercial battery storage, residential battery storage, pumped-storage hydropower, fossil energy technologies.

Select a specific technology to explore at left. Or see the electricity home page (2021 Electricity ATB Technologies and Data Overview) to compare  technologies. 


Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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