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Table 10.9 Photovoltaic Cell and Module Shipments by Sector and End Use, 1989-2010 (Peak Kilowatts )
Table 10.9  Photovoltaic Cell and Module Shipments by Sector and End Use, 1989-2010
                        (Peak Kilowatts 1 )




Year
By Sector By End Use



Total


Residential


Commercial 3


Industrial 4

Electric
Power 5


Other 6
Grid-Connected 2 Off-Grid 2
Centralized 7 Distributed 8 Domestic 9 Non-Domestic 10
  Total Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 11
1989 1,439 R 6,057 3,993 785 551 [12] 12 1,251 2,620 8,954 12,825
1990 1,701 R 8,062 2,817 826 432 [12] 12 469 3,097 10,271 13,837
1991 3,624 R 5,715 3,947 1,275 377 [12] 12 856 3,594 10,489 14,939
1992 4,154 R 5,122 4,279 1,553 477 [12] 12 1,227 4,238 10,118 15,583
1993 5,237 R 8,004 5,352 1,503 856 [12] 12 1,096 5,761 14,094 20,951
1994 6,632 R 9,717 6,855 2,364 510 [12] 12 2,296 9,253 14,528 26,077
1995 6,272 R 12,483 7,198 3,759 1,347 [12] 12 4,585 8,233 18,241 31,059
1996 8,475 R 12,297 8,300 4,753 1,639 [12] 12 4,844 10,884 19,736 35,464
1997 10,993 R 15,594 11,748 5,651 2,367 [12] 12 8,273 8,630 29,451 46,354
1998 15,936 R 14,708 13,232 3,965 2,720 [12] 12 14,193 8,634 27,735 50,562
1999 19,817 R 24,731 24,972 5,876 1,392 [12] 12 24,782 10,829 41,176 76,787
2000 24,814 R 23,611 28,808 6,298 4,690 [12] 12 21,713 14,997 51,511 88,221
2001 33,262 R 29,924 28,063 5,846 571 [12] 12 27,226 21,447 48,993 97,666
2002 29,315 R 42,075 32,218 7,640 841 [12] 12 33,983 21,693 56,414 112,090
2003 23,389 R 49,231 27,951 8,474 313 [12] 12 42,485 15,025 51,847 109,357
2004 53,928 R 79,146 30,493 3,233 14,316 [12] 12 129,265 18,371 33,480 181,116
2005 75,040 R 119,763 22,199 143 9,772 [12] 12 168,474 24,958 33,484 226,916
2006 95,815 R 190,998 28,618 3,981 17,857 [12] 12 274,197 18,003 45,068 337,268
  U.S. Shipments of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 11
2007 68,417 R 144,061 32,702 35,294 - - [12] 12 253,101 10,867 16,507 280,475
2008 173,989 R 262,952 51,493 35,819 - - [12] 12 500,854 15,527 7,871 524,252
2009 221,245 R 282,807 43,445 53,636 - - [12] 12 585,189 8,119 7,825 601,133
  U.S. Shipments of Photovoltaic Modules Only 11
2010 467,165 908,224 48,208 243,947 - - 243,947 1,408,462 10,941 4,193 1,667,543
1See "Peak Kilowatt" in Glossary. 9Photovoltaic cells/modules that are not connected to the electric power grid, and that are used to
provide electric power to remote households or communities.  Includes data that were previously shown in
the "Remote" end-use category.
2See "Electric Power Grid" in Glossary. 10Photovoltaic cells/modules that are not connected to the electric power grid, and that are used to
provide electric power for a variety of non-domestic applications.  Includes data that were previously shown
in the following end-use categories: "Communications," "Consumer Goods," "Health," "Original Equipment
Manufacturers" (non-photovoltaic manufacturers that combine photovoltaic technology into existing or
newly developed product lines), "Transportation," "Water Pumping," and "Other" (applications such as
cooking food, desalinization, and distilling).
3Includes data that were previously shown in the "Commercial," "Government," and "Transportation"
sector categories.
11Through 2006, data are for domestic and export shipments of photovoltaic cells and modules, and
may include imports that subsequently were shipped to domestic or foreign customers.  For 2007-2009,
data are for domestic shipments of photovoltaic cells and modules.  For 2010, data are for domestic
shipments of photovoltaic modules only.
4Through 2006, data are for the industrial sector and independent power producers.  Beginning in
2007, data are for the industrial sector only; independent power producers are included in "Electric Power." 
12Through 2009, data for "Centralized" are included in "Distributed."
5Through 2006, data are for electric utilities only; independent power producers are included in
"Industrial."  Beginning in 2007, data are for electric utilities and independent power producers. 
R=Revised.  - - = Not applicable.  
6Through 2006, data are for specialty purposes such as research. Notes:  -  See "Photovoltaic Cell (PVC)" and "Photovoltaic Module" in Glossary.  -  Totals may not equal
sum of components due to independent rounding.
7Photovoltaic cells/modules that are connected to the electric power grid, and whose output is fed
directly into the grid.
Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/fuelrenewable.html.
8Photovoltaic cells/modules that are connected to the electric power grid, and whose output is
consumed mainly onsite.
Sources:  -  1989-1992-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Solar Collector Manufacturing
Activity, annual reports.  -  1993-2002-EIA, Renewable Energy Annual, annual reports.
-  2003 forward-EIA, Solar Photovoltaic Cell/Module Shipments Report (and predecessor reports), annual
reports.
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