Table 3.1.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2004 - 2014
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Distributed Generation Net Generation From Utility Scale Facilities and Distributed Generation
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 Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Generation Estimated Total Solar Generation
Annual Totals
2004 14,144 6 569 38,117 5,128 8,151 2,141 14,811 268,417 351,485 N/A N/A N/A
2005 17,811 16 535 38,856 5,142 8,330 1,948 14,692 270,321 357,651 N/A N/A N/A
2006 26,589 15 493 38,762 5,677 8,478 1,944 14,568 289,246 385,772 N/A N/A N/A
2007 34,450 16 596 39,014 6,158 8,304 2,063 14,637 247,510 352,747 N/A N/A N/A
2008 55,363 76 788 37,300 7,156 8,097 2,481 14,840 254,831 380,932 N/A N/A N/A
2009 73,886 157 735 36,050 7,924 8,058 2,461 15,009 273,445 417,724 N/A N/A N/A
2010 94,652 423 789 37,172 8,377 7,927 2,613 15,219 260,203 427,376 N/A N/A N/A
2011 120,177 1,012 806 37,449 9,044 7,354 2,824 15,316 319,355 513,336 N/A N/A N/A
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 167,840 8,121 915 40,028 10,658 7,186 2,986 15,775 268,565 522,073 N/A N/A N/A
2014 181,655 15,250 2,441 42,340 11,220 7,228 3,202 15,877 259,367 538,579 9,536 24,785 27,227
Year 2012
January 13,632 82 13 3,314 806 589 206 1,263 23,107 43,013 N/A N/A N/A
February 11,052 106 29 3,111 735 561 209 1,193 20,283 37,279 N/A N/A N/A
March 14,026 163 68 3,034 801 597 226 1,285 25,909 46,109 N/A N/A N/A
April 12,709 223 96 2,704 766 598 219 1,248 26,294 44,858 N/A N/A N/A
May 12,541 337 125 2,937 804 633 217 1,304 28,643 47,541 N/A N/A N/A
June 11,972 391 136 3,081 790 627 195 1,277 26,659 45,128 N/A N/A N/A
July 8,822 392 117 3,352 855 651 216 1,321 26,491 42,216 N/A N/A N/A
August 8,469 369 93 3,370 861 621 244 1,304 23,034 38,364 N/A N/A N/A
September 8,790 373 85 3,227 808 600 218 1,300 17,604 33,005 N/A N/A N/A
October 12,636 365 66 3,113 861 601 254 1,329 16,501 35,726 N/A N/A N/A
November 11,649 316 31 3,190 827 604 253 1,347 18,732 36,950 N/A N/A N/A
December 14,524 333 16 3,365 890 639 244 1,390 22,984 44,385 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2013
January 14,739 299 11 3,400 870 579 239 1,382 24,829 46,347 N/A N/A N/A
February 14,076 387 45 3,083 782 507 213 1,236 20,418 40,749 N/A N/A N/A
March 15,756 547 72 3,300 917 601 240 1,378 20,534 43,345 N/A N/A N/A
April 17,476 573 93 2,863 848 576 256 1,274 25,097 49,058 N/A N/A N/A
May 16,239 649 104 3,174 923 620 238 1,308 28,450 51,704 N/A N/A N/A
June 13,748 749 122 3,330 890 617 221 1,278 27,384 48,338 N/A N/A N/A
July 11,094 743 85 3,536 911 640 246 1,337 27,255 45,847 N/A N/A N/A
August 9,634 845 99 3,634 962 628 258 1,322 21,633 39,015 N/A N/A N/A
September 11,674 874 75 3,353 884 597 235 1,299 16,961 35,952 N/A N/A N/A
October 13,635 875 112 3,341 863 606 262 1,363 17,199 38,256 N/A N/A N/A
November 15,803 775 49 3,407 888 594 283 1,230 17,677 40,707 N/A N/A N/A
December 13,967 804 46 3,606 920 621 296 1,366 21,128 42,754 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2014
January 17,911 697 54 3,626 967 584 299 1,355 21,634 47,127 530 1,227 1,281
February 14,009 752 83 3,265 930 490 267 1,206 17,396 38,397 564 1,316 1,398
March 17,736 1,135 182 3,609 961 599 291 1,338 24,257 50,108 769 1,904 2,086
April 18,636 1,261 226 3,230 957 586 267 1,314 25,440 51,916 839 2,100 2,326
May 15,601 1,457 292 3,290 944 635 270 1,332 26,544 50,366 927 2,384 2,676
June 15,799 1,578 345 3,622 943 613 271 1,293 25,744 50,208 934 2,512 2,858
July 12,187 1,525 262 3,807 1,035 646 261 1,320 24,357 45,402 975 2,501 2,763
August 10,171 1,618 261 3,761 988 647 245 1,329 19,807 38,828 967 2,585 2,846
September 11,520 1,574 258 3,462 932 606 234 1,308 16,074 35,968 888 2,463 2,721
October 14,508 1,484 233 3,422 854 603 269 1,345 17,159 39,878 819 2,303 2,536
November 18,867 1,232 148 3,508 820 612 258 1,362 18,625 45,432 673 1,904 2,052
December 14,711 936 95 3,737 890 609 268 1,375 22,329 44,950 651 1,587 1,682

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.
Estimated distributed solar photovoltaic generation and distributed solar photovoltaic capacity are based on data from Form EIA-826, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.