The MassSolar website has an intriguing analysis on its blog today about the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Georgia, where new units are under construction. A higher than anticipated cost for the project has just been announced, pushing the total price to $18.4 billion.

Our friends at MassSolar ask: “How much electricity could you generate if you used that $18.4 billion to build utility scale solar in Georgia? And how does that compare to the amount of electricity the Vogtle plant is expected to produce?”

Head on over to the MassSolar blog for the answers. Spoiler alert: Solar is the better option, hands down. How much better might surprise you.