Table 3.1.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2006 - 2016
(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
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 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
Year 2014
January 17,911 697 54 3,626 967 584 299 1,355 21,634 47,127 624 1,321 1,375
February 14,009 752 83 3,265 930 490 267 1,206 17,396 38,397 664 1,416 1,499
March 17,736 1,135 182 3,609 961 599 291 1,338 24,257 50,108 907 2,042 2,224
April 18,636 1,261 226 3,230 957 586 267 1,314 25,440 51,916 988 2,249 2,476
May 15,601 1,457 292 3,290 944 635 270 1,332 26,544 50,366 1,092 2,549 2,842
June 15,799 1,578 345 3,622 943 613 271 1,293 25,744 50,208 1,101 2,678 3,024
July 12,187 1,525 262 3,807 1,035 646 261 1,320 24,357 45,402 1,149 2,674 2,936
August 10,171 1,618 261 3,761 988 647 245 1,329 19,807 38,828 1,139 2,757 3,019
September 11,520 1,574 258 3,462 932 606 234 1,308 16,074 35,968 1,046 2,621 2,879
October 14,508 1,484 233 3,422 854 603 269 1,345 17,159 39,878 965 2,448 2,682
November 18,867 1,232 148 3,508 820 612 258 1,362 18,625 45,432 792 2,024 2,171
December 14,711 936 95 3,737 890 609 268 1,375 22,329 44,950 766 1,703 1,798
Year 2015
January 15,162 1,092 63 3,717 885 582 258 1,362 24,138 47,259 746 1,838 1,902
February 14,922 1,322 161 3,372 792 503 230 1,260 22,286 44,847 816 2,138 2,299
March 15,308 1,786 286 3,457 914 543 255 1,394 24,281 48,224 1,134 2,920 3,206
April 17,867 2,008 372 3,246 915 571 243 1,272 22,471 48,965 1,264 3,271 3,643
May 17,151 2,160 345 3,338 951 609 238 1,390 20,125 46,308 1,394 3,553 3,898
June 13,421 2,178 380 3,496 926 607 251 1,302 20,414 42,975 1,408 3,586 3,966
July 13,675 2,247 380 3,806 1,035 661 293 1,357 21,014 44,469 1,487 3,734 4,114
August 13,080 2,295 392 3,788 982 651 288 1,344 19,122 41,943 1,468 3,763 4,156
September 13,972 1,908 309 3,450 931 607 268 1,203 16,094 38,742 1,330 3,238 3,547
October 16,380 1,700 210 3,252 938 617 289 1,323 16,630 41,338 1,198 2,897 3,107
November 19,682 1,525 204 3,418 993 620 290 1,334 19,338 47,403 982 2,507 2,712
December 20,098 1,444 126 3,587 1,029 642 299 1,377 23,166 51,767 914 2,358 2,484
Year 2016
January 18,466 1,400 86 3,600 915 603 277 1,332 25,615 52,294 980 2,380 2,465
February 20,138 2,000 241 3,406 886 537 285 1,243 24,139 52,877 1,145 3,145 3,386
March 21,939 2,360 257 3,403 949 579 281 1,315 27,390 58,474 1,525 3,885 4,143
April 20,799 2,606 273 2,967 932 593 287 1,209 25,878 55,544 1,703 4,309 4,583
May 18,848 3,037 388 3,187 980 649 280 1,342 25,486 54,197 1,879 4,916 5,304
June 16,303 3,062 412 3,414 934 614 247 1,251 23,237 49,473 1,928 4,990 5,401
July 17,618 3,473 471 3,658 943 635 262 1,311 21,455 49,828 2,000 5,474 5,945
August 13,589 3,602 368 3,722 942 634 285 1,324 19,570 44,035 1,942 5,543 5,911
September 16,404 3,272 363 3,407 895 589 272 1,327 16,368 42,897 1,735 5,007 5,370
October 20,335 2,942 249 3,176 839 589 265 1,353 17,339 47,088 1,552 4,495 4,743
November 19,406 2,583 184 3,391 993 602 296 1,364 18,808 47,627 1,257 3,840 4,024
December 23,146 2,333 91 3,615 1,011 640 293 1,454 22,528 55,111 1,167 3,500 3,591

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.