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Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2005-November 2015
(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
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 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
Sept 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
Sept 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
Year 2015
January 15,263 1,153 64 3,800 986 617 299 1,480 24,598 48,261 643 1,796 1,860
February 14,957 1,470 162 3,421 823 519 261 1,350 22,746 45,709 705 2,174 2,337
March 15,332 1,952 287 3,454 897 558 278 1,461 24,869 49,089 979 2,931 3,218
April 17,829 2,190 374 3,244 913 593 233 1,343 22,559 49,279 1,094 3,284 3,658
May 17,167 2,251 347 3,360 939 626 244 1,461 20,187 46,581 1,202 3,452 3,800
June 13,432 2,330 383 3,546 942 626 240 1,385 20,068 42,952 1,218 3,548 3,932
July 13,647 2,367 383 3,922 992 680 267 1,441 21,066 44,764 1,277 3,644 4,027
August 13,032 2,434 395 3,842 977 667 261 1,429 19,440 42,476 1,260 3,694 4,090
Sept 13,859 2,042 309 3,473 880 612 239 1,293 16,206 38,912 1,137 3,178 3,487
October 16,391 1,813 208 3,287 918 621 277 1,376 16,700 41,591 1,018 2,830 3,039
November 19,693 1,685 204 3,420 946 631 288 1,384 19,381 47,632 836 2,521 2,726
Year to Date
2013 153,873 7,317 869 36,421 9,738 6,565 2,691 14,409 247,437 479,319 N/A N/A N/A
2014 166,944 14,313 2,346 38,603 10,330 6,619 2,934 14,502 237,038 493,629 8,885 23,198 25,544
2015 170,602 21,685 3,117 38,769 10,213 6,750 2,888 15,404 227,819 497,246 11,369 33,054 36,171
Rolling 12-Month Ending in November
2014 180,911 15,118 2,392 42,209 11,250 7,241 3,229 15,868 258,166 536,383 N/A N/A N/A
2015 185,313 22,622 3,212 42,505 11,103 7,359 3,156 16,779 250,148 542,196 12,020 34,642 37,854

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 for 2014 and prior years are final. Values for 2015 are preliminary. 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.