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Data for March 2016  |  Release Date: May 25, 2016  |  Next Release: June 23, 2016 
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Table 6.1.A. Net Summer Capacity for Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic and Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity (Megawatts)
2008 - March 2016

Period Utility Solar
Photovoltaic
Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic
Annual Totals
2008 70.8 N/A N/A
2009 145.5 N/A N/A
2010 393.4 N/A N/A
2011 1,052.0 N/A N/A
2012 2,694.1 N/A N/A
2013 5,336.1 N/A N/A
2014 8,656.6 6,221.4 14,878.0
2015 11,629.7 8,379.1 20,008.8
Year 2014
January 5,688.0 4,763.4 10,451.4
February 5,839.2 4,862.8 10,702.0
March 5,967.9 4,970.5 10,938.4
April 6,188.0 5,077.5 11,265.5
May 6,368.8 5,190.8 11,559.6
June 6,564.1 5,291.3 11,855.4
July 6,706.3 5,413.5 12,119.8
August 7,105.0 5,609.8 12,714.8
Sept 7,215.1 5,734.2 12,949.3
October 7,575.3 5,880.0 13,455.3
November 8,005.3 6,011.2 14,016.5
December 8,656.6 6,221.4 14,878.0
Year 2015
January 8,818.7 6,389.8 15,208.5
February 8,975.4 6,522.6 15,498.0
March 9,036.5 6,655.5 15,692.0
April 9,119.2 6,797.0 15,916.2
May 9,329.5 6,951.3 16,280.8
June 9,598.3 7,105.5 16,703.8
July 9,686.2 7,320.9 17,007.1
August 9,897.9 7,491.9 17,389.8
Sept 10,001.7 7,689.4 17,691.1
October 10,104.3 7,875.7 17,980.0
November 10,419.4 8,061.4 18,480.8
December 11,629.7 8,379.1 20,008.8
Year 2016
January 11,831.6 8,620.7 20,452.3
February 12,117.7 8,789.5 20,907.2
March 12,307.0 9,090.7 21,397.7


Values are preliminary.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, 'Annual Electric Generator Report' and Form EIA-860M, 'Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report.'
Estimated distributed solar photovoltaic capacity is based on data from Form EIA-826, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.