U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Tribal Energy Program

Costs

This section helps you evaluate the costs of your tribe's energy options.

The main factors affecting the economics of energy installations are the initial capital cost and the annual operating costs over the life of the installation. Life-cycle cost analysis compares these costs to the energy output of the system. This section has information on the costs of renewable energy technology options.

Other sections of the Guide provide additional information and tools to help you on the path toward energy self-sufficiency: