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Data for October 2016  |  Release Date: December 23, 2016  |  Next Release: January 25, 2017 
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Table 6.1.A. Net Summer Capacity for Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic and Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity (Megawatts)
2008 - October 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 7,326.6 15,983.2
2015 11,905.4 9,778.5 21,683.9
Year 2014
January 5,688.0 5,612.6 11,300.6
February 5,839.2 5,728.2 11,567.4
March 5,967.9 5,853.0 11,820.9
April 6,188.0 5,978.9 12,166.9
May 6,368.8 6,111.6 12,480.4
June 6,564.1 6,227.2 12,791.3
July 6,706.3 6,369.2 13,075.5
August 7,105.0 6,603.0 13,708.0
Sept 7,215.1 6,749.8 13,964.9
October 7,575.3 6,922.0 14,497.3
November 8,005.3 7,078.0 15,083.3
December 8,656.6 7,326.6 15,983.2
Year 2015
January 8,873.2 7,369.4 16,242.6
February 9,027.0 7,529.1 16,556.1
March 9,088.1 7,696.7 16,784.8
April 9,154.4 7,860.3 17,014.7
May 9,368.0 8,050.6 17,418.6
June 9,638.9 8,235.9 17,874.8
July 9,714.8 8,479.1 18,193.9
August 9,945.4 8,700.9 18,646.3
Sept 10,050.2 8,951.5 19,001.7
October 10,156.7 9,188.4 19,345.1
November 10,478.7 9,416.7 19,895.4
December 11,905.4 9,778.5 21,683.9
Year 2016
January 12,113.5 10,238.4 22,351.9
February 12,242.9 10,499.1 22,742.0
March 12,415.2 10,825.8 23,241.0
April 12,947.2 11,083.7 24,030.9
May 13,051.1 11,326.7 24,377.8
June 13,226.4 11,584.6 24,811.0
July 13,947.6 11,800.5 25,748.1
August 14,862.2 12,083.9 26,946.1
Sept 15,595.6 12,302.1 27,897.7
October 16,150.7 12,575.5 28,726.2

Values for 2015 are final. Values for 2016 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.