Table 3.4.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Commercial Sector, 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 0.21 0.04 0 20 318 1,045 386 0 71 1,839 N/A N/A N/A
2010 16 5 0 21 256 1,031 386 0 80 1,794 N/A N/A N/A
2011 51 84 0 26 952 971 393 0 26 2,502 N/A N/A N/A
2012 54 148 0 24 848 1,070 402 0 28 2,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 61 294 0 34 925 1,149 493 0 44 3,000 N/A N/A N/A
2014 107 371 0 74 905 1,202 575 0 38 3,271 5,146 5,516 5,516
2015 118 416 0 48 847 1,199 592 0 35 3,255 5,689 6,106 6,106
2016 131 529 0 69 753 1,093 649 0 217 3,443 6,158 6,687 6,687
2017 144 521 0 70 753 1,114 648 0 240 3,490 7,685 8,206 8,206
2018 174 525 0 77 703 1,038 664 33 227 3,441 9,798 10,324 10,324
2019 179 587 0 90 626 869 634 442 188 3,615 11,002 11,588 11,588
Year 2017
January 11 24 0 8 68 86 59 0 21 277 420 445 445
February 11 32 0 7 60 79 51 0 20 260 458 490 490
March 17 47 0 3 67 88 58 0 24 303 629 676 676
April 15 50 0 5 59 89 54 0 25 297 699 748 748
May 13 56 0 7 64 103 56 0 27 326 770 826 826
June 11 58 0 6 63 91 54 0 24 307 777 835 835
July 8 55 0 7 64 102 57 0 21 313 808 863 863
August 6 53 0 7 63 102 54 0 18 303 788 841 841
September 11 49 0 2 62 92 49 0 15 280 709 758 758
October 15 40 0 5 55 97 45 0 13 269 632 673 673
November 14 32 0 6 63 90 54 0 14 273 502 534 534
December 13 26 0 6 67 93 59 0 16 281 492 519 519
Year 2018
January 18 29 0 9 61 86 56 0 19 277 552 581 581
February 15 31 0 6 57 74 53 0 19 256 605 636 636
March 18 43 0 5 63 85 56 0 21 292 820 863 863
April 16 50 0 2 60 84 55 0 24 291 907 957 957
May 14 57 0 4 57 92 54 0 24 302 992 1,048 1,048
June 14 62 0 8 55 94 54 0 21 308 1,003 1,065 1,065
July 10 59 0 9 58 92 55 0 19 301 1,036 1,094 1,094
August 11 56 0 11 59 92 57 0 17 304 993 1,049 1,049
September 12 46 0 8 57 81 54 0 16 274 893 938 938
October 15 39 0 4 60 86 58 0 14 276 786 826 826
November 16 29 0 2 57 81 56 0 16 256 623 652 652
December 15 25 0 8 59 91 55 33 17 304 589 614 614
Year 2019
January 17 30 0 8 62 78 55 42 16 310 629 659 659
February 15 34 0 9 55 66 50 41 15 284 676 710 710
March 17 50 0 11 61 73 55 44 19 330 933 983 983
April 17 54 0 4 42 72 53 27 19 289 1,032 1,086 1,086
May 14 58 0 2 35 74 51 37 22 292 1,110 1,168 1,168
June 12 63 0 4 52 75 52 34 18 310 1,118 1,181 1,181
July 11 69 0 16 54 73 52 33 16 325 1,171 1,241 1,241
August 9 64 0 9 56 75 54 31 15 315 1,116 1,181 1,181
September 14 55 0 8 55 73 51 30 12 297 994 1,049 1,049
October 17 46 0 7 53 67 52 38 11 292 881 927 927
November 17 36 0 6 51 67 53 42 12 283 683 719 719
December 17 26 0 5 50 75 56 43 14 286 657 684 684

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.