Table 3.4.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Commercial Sector, 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 0 0 0 13 172 945 444 0 105 1,680 N/A N/A N/A
2005 0 0 0 16 218 953 486 0 86 1,759 N/A N/A N/A
2006 0 0 0 21 173 956 470 0 93 1,713 N/A N/A N/A
2007 0 0 0 15 203 962 434 0 77 1,691 N/A N/A N/A
2008 0 0.08 0 21 234 911 389 0 60 1,615 N/A N/A N/A
2009 0.21 0.04 0 20 318 1,045 386 0 71 1,839 N/A N/A N/A
2010 16 5 0 21 256 1,031 386 0 80 1,794 N/A N/A N/A
2011 51 84 0 26 952 971 393 0 26 2,502 N/A N/A N/A
2012 54 148 0 24 848 1,070 402 0 28 2,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 61 294 0 34 925 1,149 493 0 44 3,000 N/A N/A N/A
2014 107 371 0 74 905 1,202 575 0 38 3,271 4,349 4,720 4,720
Year 2012
January 6 4 0 2 73 77 35 0 3 200 N/A N/A N/A
February 5 5 0 2 70 78 34 0 2 196 N/A N/A N/A
March 5 9 0 2 70 85 33 0 2 206 N/A N/A N/A
April 5 13 0 2 69 88 31 0 2 210 N/A N/A N/A
May 4 16 0 2 68 92 33 0 3 218 N/A N/A N/A
June 4 18 0 2 66 85 29 0 2 206 N/A N/A N/A
July 3 16 0 2 68 98 31 0 2 221 N/A N/A N/A
August 3 15 0 2 74 98 36 0 2 230 N/A N/A N/A
September 3 18 0 2 70 93 33 0 2 221 N/A N/A N/A
October 5 15 0 2 73 93 34 0 2 225 N/A N/A N/A
November 5 11 0 2 75 88 37 0 2 219 N/A N/A N/A
December 5 9 0 2 72 93 37 0 2 222 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2013
January 6 9 0 2 77 87 40 0 4 225 N/A N/A N/A
February 5 15 0 2 68 76 35 0 4 206 N/A N/A N/A
March 5 22 0 3 79 93 40 0 4 246 N/A N/A N/A
April 5 25 0 1 66 99 39 0 4 239 N/A N/A N/A
May 5 27 0 2 80 101 41 0 5 261 N/A N/A N/A
June 4 30 0 2 81 96 40 0 5 258 N/A N/A N/A
July 3 28 0 3 84 102 43 0 5 268 N/A N/A N/A
August 3 29 0 3 84 103 46 0 4 271 N/A N/A N/A
September 4 30 0 2 77 102 38 0 3 255 N/A N/A N/A
October 5 32 0 4 77 98 41 0 2 259 N/A N/A N/A
November 8 24 0 5 72 94 44 0 2 250 N/A N/A N/A
December 7 23 0 5 79 98 47 0 3 262 N/A N/A N/A
Year 2014
January 9 16 0 11 85 107 51 0 4 284 253 269 269
February 8 20 0 10 79 74 46 0 3 240 271 292 292
March 8 29 0 7 79 86 50 0 4 263 364 394 394
April 8 33 0 2 74 98 47 0 4 266 394 427 427
May 6 38 0 7 70 105 49 0 4 280 433 471 471
June 9 39 0 10 77 102 46 0 3 287 431 470 470
July 8 38 0 7 87 112 49 0 3 304 447 485 485
August 6 39 0 6 81 113 50 0 3 298 440 479 479
September 8 35 0 4 78 107 47 0 3 281 396 432 432
October 11 36 0 4 69 99 47 0 2 268 355 390 390
November 13 28 0 2 56 101 45 0 2 247 287 314 314
December 10 20 0 4 68 99 48 0 2 252 278 298 298

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.