Table 3.21. Net Generation from Solar Photovoltaic
by State, by Sector, 2015 and 2014 (Thousand Megawatthours)

  All Sectors Electric Power Sector Commercial Sector Industrial Sector Residential Sector




Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers



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Census Division
and State
Year 2015 Year 2014 Percentage
Change
Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2015 Year 2014
New England 1,702 1,173 45.2% 531 350 1,171 823 14 11 515 334 746 564 3 5 743 559 52 40 0 0 52 40 376 224
Connecticut 216 138 56.8% 17 12 199 126 0 0 17 12 90 68 0 0 90 68 10 7 0 0 10 7 98 52
Maine 19 13 42.6% 0 0 19 13 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 6 4 0.03 0.03 0 0 0.03 0.03 13 9
Massachusetts 1,314 930 41.3% 451 305 862 625 14 11 435 289 613 469 3 5 610 464 41 33 0 0 41 33 211 128
New Hampshire 24 14 65.9% 0 0 24 14 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 0 7 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 16 9
Rhode Island 28 21 31.1% 14 10 13 11 0 0 14 10 11 10 0 0 11 10 0 0.01 0 0 0 0.01 3 1
Vermont 102 57 81.1% 48 24 54 33 0 0 48 24 18 8 0 0 18 8 0.28 0.28 0 0 0.28 0.28 36 25
Middle Atlantic 3,077 2,622 17.3% 792 647 2,284 1,975 63 41 581 486 1,524 1,421 139 111 1,386 1,310 160 141 10 9 150 132 749 533
New Jersey 2,062 1,888 9.3% 628 514 1,435 1,373 63 41 431 365 1,150 1,125 133 107 1,017 1,018 82 73 1 1 81 72 337 284
New York 689 421 63.8% 101 71 589 350 0 0 98 71 262 183 3 0.00 259 183 10 5 0 0 10 5 319 162
Pennsylvania 325 314 3.5% 64 62 261 252 0 0 52 50 113 113 3 4 109 109 68 63 8 8 59 55 93 88
East North Central 463 378 22.4% 264 207 199 171 19 11 239 194 149 132 3 3 146 129 7 8 2 0 5 8 48 34
Illinois 76 71 7.1% 49 50 27 21 1 0 48 50 19 16 0 0 19 16 0.17 0.17 0 0 0.17 0.17 8 5
Indiana 168 111 50.9% 156 102 12 9 8 2 148 101 7 6 0 0 7 6 0.02 0.03 0 0 0.02 0.03 5 3
Michigan 39 35 11.9% 1 0 38 35 1 0 0 0 27 26 0 0 27 26 1 1 0 0 1 1 10 8
Ohio 151 137 10.6% 56 54 95 83 9 9 42 42 80 69 3 3 77 66 7 7 2 0 4 7 14 10
Wisconsin 29 25 17.2% 1 1 27 23 0 0 1 1 17 16 0 0 17 16 0.04 0 0 0 0.04 0 10 7
West North Central 240 172 39.2% 21 11 219 161 0 0 21 11 129 93 0.45 0 129 93 3 2 0 0 3 2 86 66
Iowa 41 24 68.2% 0 0 41 24 0 0 0 0 27 16 0 0 27 16 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 8
Kansas 6 3 112.4% 2 0 5 3 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Minnesota 28 21 32.1% 3 3 26 19 0 0 3 3 14 10 0 0 14 10 2 1 0 0 2 1 10 8
Missouri 162 122 33.1% 17 9 145 113 0 0 16 9 86 64 0.45 0 86 64 1 1 0 0 1 1 59 48
Nebraska 1 1 29.0% 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.31 0.28 0 0 0.31 0.28 0.09 0.09 0 0 0.09 0.09 1 1
North Dakota 0.28 0.33 -15.0% 0 0 0.28 0.33 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.06 0 0 0.03 0.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25 0.27
South Dakota 1 0.41 27.8% 0 0 1 0.41 0 0 0 0 0.44 0.33 0 0 0.44 0.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.09 0.09
South Atlantic 2,627 1,794 46.4% 1,792 1,118 834 676 98 87 1,604 945 596 564 90 86 506 478 25 13 0 0 25 13 303 186
Delaware 128 121 5.7% 49 50 79 71 7 6 41 42 55 54 1 2 54 52 4 4 0 0 4 4 22 16
District of Columbia 32 31 6.3% 0 0 32 31 0 0 0 0 23 22 0 0 23 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8
Florida 274 236 16.0% 118 117 156 119 68 65 48 51 75 65 2 2 73 64 4 1 0 0 4 1 79 55
Georgia 229 218 5.1% 129 119 100 99 4 1 123 116 95 96 3 3 92 93 2 1 0 0 2 1 6 4
Maryland 457 351 30.4% 119 98 339 253 8 9 104 86 190 174 7 4 183 171 13 6 0 0 13 6 143 76
North Carolina 1,460 803 81.8% 1,374 729 86 74 12 6 1,284 646 143 139 78 77 65 63 2 0.44 0 0 2 0.44 19 11
South Carolina 11 9 30.1% 4 5 7 4 0 0 4 5 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.06 0.06 0 0 0.06 0.06 5 3
Virginia 30 22 36.0% 0 0 30 22 0 0 0 0 13 11 0 0 13 11 0.37 0.27 0 0 0.37 0.27 16 11
West Virginia 4 4 23.0% 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.01 0.01 0 0 0.01 0.01 3 3
East South Central 155 105 47.1% 76 27 78 78 0 0 73 25 78 78 3 3 75 75 0.06 0 0 0 0.06 0 3 3
Alabama 3 3 3.6% 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0.06 0 0 0 0.06 0 0.47 0.42
Kentucky 14 13 9.7% 0 0 14 13 0 0 0 0 12 11 0 0 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Mississippi 2 2 -25.0% 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.22 1
Tennessee 136 87 55.9% 76 27 60 60 0 0 73 25 62 62 3 3 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.08 0.05
West South Central 789 557 41.7% 403 282 385 274 2 0 400 280 109 81 2 2 107 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 279 196
Arkansas 6 5 30.6% 1 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Louisiana 153 104 48.1% 0 0 153 104 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 147 99
Oklahoma 5 2 108.9% 2 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Texas 624 446 40.0% 401 282 223 164 0 0 399 280 100 73 2 2 98 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 126 93
Mountain 7,358 5,939 23.9% 5,184 4,206 2,174 1,733 685 504 4,417 3,632 937 870 80 67 857 803 175 108 3 3 172 106 1,145 825
Arizona 4,108 3,639 12.9% 2,738 2,538 1,370 1,101 525 401 2,191 2,114 524 506 22 24 503 482 147 83 0 0 147 83 721 536
Colorado 643 606 6.0% 251 253 391 353 0 0 238 241 192 187 13 12 179 174 2 2 0 0 2 2 210 177
Idaho 6 4 43.7% 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 0.04 0 0 0 0.04 0 4 2
Montana 8 11 -28.0% 0 0 8 11 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 9
Nevada 1,734 1,001 73.3% 1,548 897 186 104 2 0 1,499 864 115 87 45 31 70 56 20 18 3 3 17 15 99 32
New Mexico 757 635 19.3% 615 515 142 120 158 103 457 412 73 67 0 0 73 67 1 1 0 0 1 1 69 52
Utah 99 40 150.4% 32 2 67 37 0 0 32 2 26 18 0 0 26 18 5 3 0 0 5 3 36 16
Wyoming 3 2 15.1% 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.29 0.26 0 0 0.29 0.26 2 1
Pacific Contiguous 18,708 13,151 42.3% 12,547 8,361 6,161 4,790 481 430 11,962 7,834 1,594 1,486 97 93 1,497 1,393 1,050 844 7 5 1,043 839 3,621 2,557
California 18,536 13,010 42.5% 12,522 8,336 6,014 4,674 474 423 11,944 7,816 1,543 1,436 97 93 1,446 1,344 1,046 841 7 5 1,040 837 3,528 2,494
Oregon 116 104 11.7% 24 24 92 80 6 6 18 18 41 41 0 0 41 41 4 2 0 0 4 2 47 36
Washington 56 37 54.0% 1 1 55 36 1 1 0 0 10 8 0 0 10 8 0.06 0.06 0 0 0.06 0.06 46 28
Pacific Noncontiguous 687 590 16.3% 54 39 632 551 25 10 29 29 243 228 0 0 243 228 0.47 0 0 0 0.47 0 389 323
Alaska 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 687 590 16.3% 54 39 632 551 25 10 29 29 243 228 0 0 243 228 0.47 0 0 0 0.47 0 389 323
U.S. Total 35,805 26,482 35.2% 21,666 15,250 14,139 11,233 1,388 1,094 19,841 13,769 6,106 5,516 416 371 5,689 5,146 1,472 1,156 21 16 1,451 1,139 6,999 4,947

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Negative generation denotes that electric power consumed for plant use exceeds gross generation.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report;
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.