Table 3.4.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Commercial Sector, 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 0 0 0 21 173 956 470 0 93 1,713 N/A N/A N/A
2007 0 0 0 15 203 962 434 0 77 1,691 N/A N/A N/A
2008 0 0.08 0 21 234 911 389 0 60 1,615 N/A N/A N/A
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
Year 2014
January 9 16 0 11 85 107 51 0 4 284 300 316 316
February 8 20 0 10 79 74 46 0 3 240 322 342 342
March 8 29 0 7 79 86 50 0 4 263 432 461 461
April 8 33 0 2 74 98 47 0 4 266 467 499 499
May 6 38 0 7 70 105 49 0 4 280 512 550 550
June 9 39 0 10 77 102 46 0 3 287 510 549 549
July 8 38 0 7 87 112 49 0 3 304 529 567 567
August 6 39 0 6 81 113 50 0 3 298 520 559 559
September 8 35 0 4 78 107 47 0 3 281 469 504 504
October 11 36 0 4 69 99 47 0 2 268 419 455 455
November 13 28 0 2 56 101 45 0 2 247 338 366 366
December 10 20 0 4 68 99 48 0 2 252 329 349 349
Year 2015
January 11 20 0 6 68 91 50 0 3 249 327 347 347
February 9 23 0 6 60 79 44 0 3 224 356 379 379
March 10 33 0 3 71 93 49 0 3 263 479 512 512
April 11 39 0 4 68 100 48 0 3 273 525 564 564
May 10 46 0 6 70 103 48 0 3 286 574 619 619
June 8 43 0 2 70 104 48 0 4 279 571 614 614
July 7 45 0 7 78 111 53 0 3 304 596 641 641
August 7 46 0 2 74 106 53 0 2 291 575 621 621
September 8 37 0 4 70 109 51 0 2 282 515 553 553
October 11 32 0 4 71 98 50 0 3 269 455 488 488
November 13 27 0 1 71 104 47 0 3 266 367 394 394
December 12 24 0 3 75 101 51 0 4 270 349 373 373
Year 2016
January 11 26 0 6 66 91 55 0 21 277 346 373 373
February 12 39 0 6 61 77 54 0 18 267 398 437 437
March 13 44 0 3 64 92 54 0 22 292 520 564 564
April 12 46 0 4 53 100 51 0 15 282 566 612 612
May 11 48 0 1 63 98 56 0 12 289 616 663 663
June 9 53 0 9 65 84 53 0 13 286 623 676 676
July 10 55 0 8 63 98 55 0 15 304 640 696 696
August 8 58 0 11 64 97 55 0 19 311 620 677 677
September 9 48 0 8 62 89 55 0 23 295 556 605 605
October 12 42 0 4 57 93 52 0 21 282 493 536 536
November 11 36 0 2 68 88 54 0 17 277 393 428 428
December 14 33 0 6 67 87 54 0 21 282 387 420 420

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.