Table 3.1.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2002 - 2012
(Thousand Megawatthours)

Period Wind Solar
Photovoltaic
Solar
Thermal
Wood and
Wood-Derived
Fuels
Landfill
Gas
Biogenic
Municipal
Solid Waste
Other Waste Biomass Geothermal Conventional
Hydroelectric
Total
Renewable Sources
Annual Totals
2002 10,354 N/A N/A 38,665 N/A N/A N/A 14,491 264,329 N/A
2003 11,187 2 532 37,529 5,077 8,306 2,428 14,424 275,806 355,293
2004 14,144 6 569 38,117 5,128 8,151 2,141 14,811 268,417 351,485
2005 17,811 16 535 38,856 5,142 8,330 1,948 14,692 270,321 357,651
2006 26,589 15 493 38,762 5,677 8,478 1,944 14,568 289,246 385,772
2007 34,450 16 596 39,014 6,158 8,304 2,063 14,637 247,510 352,747
2008 55,363 76 788 37,300 7,156 8,097 2,481 14,840 254,831 380,932
2009 73,886 157 735 36,050 7,924 8,058 2,461 15,009 273,445 417,724
2010 94,652 423 789 37,172 8,377 7,927 2,613 15,219 260,203 427,376
2011 120,177 1,012 806 37,449 9,044 7,354 2,824 15,316 319,355 513,336
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573
2010
January 6,854 6 4 3,126 671 632 200 1,312 22,383 35,188
February 5,432 11 22 2,895 623 557 203 1,159 20,590 31,490
March 8,589 21 55 3,090 728 660 204 1,307 20,886 35,539
April 9,764 34 78 2,932 693 667 198 1,240 19,097 34,704
May 8,698 43 110 2,893 690 696 191 1,311 25,079 39,710
June 8,049 52 124 3,094 720 691 215 1,264 29,854 44,063
July 6,724 47 114 3,308 713 684 243 1,274 24,517 37,624
August 6,686 49 107 3,319 716 682 243 1,297 20,119 33,219
September 7,106 49 89 3,157 707 664 204 1,253 17,265 30,493
October 7,944 36 40 3,003 670 645 232 1,222 17,683 31,474
November 9,748 43 34 3,080 713 668 244 1,252 19,562 35,344
December 9,059 32 12 3,275 731 682 236 1,330 23,169 38,528
2011
January 8,550 33 6 3,290 732 542 241 1,347 25,531 40,273
February 10,452 47 39 2,937 680 505 242 1,215 24,131 40,247
March 10,545 65 58 3,081 737 600 228 1,337 31,134 47,784
April 12,422 80 84 2,798 692 602 209 1,239 31,194 49,320
May 11,772 90 100 2,794 728 630 205 1,318 32,587 50,225
June 10,985 98 125 3,230 764 650 218 1,215 32,151 49,435
July 7,489 88 103 3,362 793 659 238 1,269 31,285 45,285
August 7,474 120 109 3,384 805 635 252 1,275 25,764 39,817
September 6,869 108 78 3,178 754 603 232 1,226 21,378 34,425
October 10,525 99 60 2,954 754 630 247 1,281 19,787 36,337
November 12,439 82 25 3,088 793 636 256 1,271 20,681 39,270
December 10,656 101 20 3,353 813 662 256 1,324 23,732 40,917
2012
January 13,632 82 13 3,314 806 589 206 1,263 23,107 43,013
February 11,052 106 29 3,111 735 561 209 1,193 20,283 37,279
March 14,026 163 68 3,034 801 597 226 1,285 25,909 46,109
April 12,709 223 96 2,704 766 598 219 1,248 26,294 44,858
May 12,541 337 125 2,937 804 633 217 1,304 28,643 47,541
June 11,972 391 136 3,081 790 627 195 1,277 26,659 45,128
July 8,822 392 117 3,352 855 651 216 1,321 26,491 42,216
August 8,469 369 93 3,370 861 621 244 1,304 23,034 38,364
September 8,790 373 85 3,227 808 600 218 1,300 17,604 33,005
October 12,636 365 66 3,113 861 601 254 1,329 16,501 35,726
November 11,649 316 31 3,190 827 604 253 1,347 18,732 36,950
December 14,524 333 16 3,365 890 639 244 1,390 22,984 44,385

Wood and Wood-derived fuels include wood/wood waste solids (including paper pellets, railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, and wood waste solids), wood waste liquids (red liquor, sludge wood, spent sulfite liquor, and other wood-based liquids), and black liquor.
Other Waste Biomass includes sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases).
Notes: Beginning with 2001 data, non-biogenic municipal solid waste and tire-derived fuels are reclassified as non-renewable energy sources and included in Other. Biogenic municipal solid waste is included in Other Renewable Sources.
See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. NM=Not meaningful due to large standard error. W=Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.