Table 3.1.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2009 - 2019
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Small Scale Generation Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities
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 Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar
Annual Totals
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 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 190,719 21,666 3,227 41,929 11,291 7,211 3,201 15,918 249,080 544,241 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 226,993 32,670 3,384 40,947 11,218 7,265 3,331 15,826 267,812 609,445 18,812 51,483 54,866
2017 254,303 50,018 3,269 41,124 11,543 6,951 3,115 15,927 300,333 686,583 23,990 74,008 77,277
2018 272,667 60,234 3,592 40,936 11,036 7,136 2,724 15,967 292,524 706,816 29,539 89,773 93,365
2019 294,906 68,719 3,218 38,543 10,468 6,093 2,402 15,473 287,874 727,697 34,957 103,676 106,894
Year 2017
January 20,799 2,234 90 3,502 999 617 281 1,407 26,628 56,557 1,246 3,480 3,570
February 22,091 2,616 136 3,186 912 528 257 1,239 23,882 54,846 1,384 4,000 4,135
March 25,731 4,217 297 3,456 1,000 557 291 1,387 29,613 66,548 1,972 6,190 6,487
April 25,378 4,596 310 3,146 943 544 255 1,341 29,409 65,923 2,195 6,791 7,102
May 23,068 5,383 402 3,188 980 604 266 1,302 32,607 67,800 2,423 7,806 8,208
June 20,142 5,651 465 3,437 957 588 252 1,284 30,575 63,350 2,487 8,137 8,602
July 16,120 5,258 311 3,703 960 604 260 1,373 26,598 55,187 2,555 7,812 8,124
August 13,879 5,028 341 3,751 963 617 245 1,363 22,034 48,220 2,480 7,507 7,848
September 17,912 4,710 349 3,292 922 558 224 1,332 19,152 48,449 2,225 6,935 7,285
October 24,369 4,335 314 3,303 933 558 237 1,214 17,698 52,962 1,990 6,325 6,640
November 22,615 3,078 131 3,426 963 571 271 1,305 19,888 52,248 1,561 4,639 4,770
December 22,201 2,912 123 3,734 1,014 606 276 1,381 22,248 54,494 1,472 4,384 4,507
Year 2018
January 25,599 3,191 128 3,686 964 588 265 1,341 25,064 60,826 1,619 4,810 4,938
February 23,189 3,705 191 3,235 906 559 251 1,274 24,902 58,213 1,766 5,472 5,663
March 26,464 4,799 258 3,547 972 597 253 1,367 25,861 64,117 2,434 7,233 7,490
April 26,431 5,743 314 3,102 920 566 239 1,188 28,115 66,618 2,740 8,482 8,796
May 23,953 6,419 430 3,352 930 573 228 1,383 30,444 67,712 3,011 9,430 9,860
June 24,703 6,898 517 3,471 889 629 202 1,300 27,597 66,206 3,059 9,957 10,474
July 16,447 6,374 380 3,749 909 638 202 1,370 25,100 55,170 3,146 9,521 9,901
August 19,846 6,286 409 3,630 919 630 208 1,367 22,017 55,313 3,017 9,303 9,712
September 18,520 5,531 430 3,281 836 562 192 1,328 19,166 49,844 2,674 8,205 8,635
October 21,194 4,695 275 3,216 918 594 231 1,273 19,548 51,944 2,392 7,087 7,361
November 22,016 3,575 168 3,264 920 584 220 1,331 21,913 53,990 1,905 5,480 5,648
December 24,306 3,018 92 3,404 951 616 233 1,446 22,797 56,863 1,775 4,792 4,885
Year 2019
January 24,248 3,470 111 3,465 930 528 214 1,390 24,798 59,154 1,903 5,373 5,483
February 22,547 3,704 131 3,042 843 464 191 1,293 22,881 55,095 2,059 5,763 5,895
March 25,677 5,639 260 3,217 908 490 227 1,422 26,334 64,174 2,914 8,553 8,813
April 28,854 6,427 325 2,807 833 468 208 1,254 27,820 68,997 3,245 9,672 9,997
May 25,695 6,826 336 3,051 859 526 179 1,342 31,982 70,795 3,549 10,375 10,711
June 22,385 7,532 439 3,159 868 523 191 1,328 28,078 64,502 3,604 11,136 11,575
July 22,043 7,733 400 3,498 884 538 194 1,375 24,875 61,542 3,760 11,493 11,893
August 19,951 7,464 413 3,539 886 546 204 1,393 22,579 56,974 3,611 11,075 11,488
September 24,448 6,523 294 3,211 838 512 179 1,368 18,526 55,899 3,205 9,728 10,022
October 27,521 5,796 298 3,063 868 500 206 1,141 18,306 57,698 2,833 8,628 8,926
November 25,042 4,223 141 3,137 844 484 198 984 20,218 55,269 2,228 6,450 6,592
December 26,496 3,383 70 3,355 908 513 213 1,183 21,478 57,598 2,047 5,430 5,500

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 are final. 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.
Estimated small scale solar photovoltaic generation and small scale solar photovoltaic capacity are based on data from Form EIA-861M, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.