Table 3.5.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Industrial 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 0 0 25,292 22 0 718 0 1,868 27,901 N/A N/A N/A
2010 0 2 0 25,706 15 0 853 0 1,668 28,244 N/A N/A N/A
2011 5 7 0 26,691 15 2 900 0 1,799 29,418 N/A N/A N/A
2012 19 14 0 26,725 81 10 857 0 2,353 30,060 N/A N/A N/A
2013 37 17 0 27,691 178 2 1,166 0 3,463 32,554 N/A N/A N/A
2014 53 16 0 27,239 185 -2 1,185 0 1,282 29,957 1,139 1,156 1,156
2015 53 21 0 27,318 182 12 1,049 0 1,410 30,045 1,451 1,472 1,472
2016 71 27 0 27,458 170 6 959 0 1,269 29,960 2,060 2,087 2,087
2017 84 42 0 27,412 183 1 827 0 1,382 29,932 2,364 2,406 2,406
2018 97 47 0 27,475 168 4 697 0 1,149 29,636 2,636 2,683 2,683
2019 100 85 0 26,433 139 5 598 0 1,033 28,395 3,041 3,127 3,127
Year 2017
January 7 2 0 2,305 16 -1 74 0 127 2,530 123 124 124
February 8 2 0 2,117 16 -1 68 0 116 2,326 137 139 139
March 9 3 0 2,237 17 -1 80 0 129 2,474 197 200 200
April 8 4 0 2,167 15 -1 74 0 149 2,417 213 217 217
May 8 4 0 2,204 14 1 66 0 158 2,454 239 243 243
June 7 5 0 2,337 16 0.41 56 0 129 2,551 241 246 246
July 4 5 0 2,457 13 1 64 0 117 2,661 252 257 257
August 4 5 0 2,472 15 1 65 0 93 2,655 246 251 251
September 4 4 0 2,202 14 1 57 0 74 2,356 223 227 227
October 8 3 0 2,215 15 1 69 0 79 2,390 201 204 204
November 9 3 0 2,257 16 0.39 75 0 116 2,476 156 158 158
December 8 2 0 2,442 17 -0.07 79 0 96 2,643 138 141 141
Year 2018
January 11 2 0 2,357 15 -0.31 67 0 83 2,535 146 149 149
February 9 3 0 2,091 15 0.47 61 0 89 2,269 155 158 158
March 10 4 0 2,342 16 1 68 0 87 2,528 221 225 225
April 9 4 0 2,151 16 0.38 60 0 102 2,343 241 245 245
May 8 5 0 2,310 14 -0.12 58 0 101 2,496 267 271 271
June 6 5 0 2,294 14 1 43 0 74 2,437 268 273 273
July 5 5 0 2,470 14 1 51 0 78 2,623 277 282 282
August 5 5 0 2,402 13 1 53 0 91 2,570 268 273 273
September 6 4 0 2,228 12 0.45 44 0 90 2,385 242 247 247
October 9 4 0 2,223 13 -0.42 62 0 108 2,418 220 224 224
November 9 3 0 2,231 13 0 65 0 116 2,436 174 177 177
December 9 2 0 2,374 13 -0.15 67 0 130 2,596 157 160 160
Year 2019
January 11 4 0 2,317 12 0.03 53 0 124 2,520 168 172 172
February 9 5 0 2,086 11 0.31 50 0 94 2,255 178 182 182
March 10 7 0 2,267 12 0.28 59 0 108 2,462 254 261 261
April 10 8 0 2,034 12 1 53 0 106 2,224 278 286 286
May 8 9 0 2,084 12 0.41 46 0 104 2,263 309 317 317
June 8 10 0 2,179 11 0.46 46 0 95 2,349 311 320 320
July 6 10 0 2,331 11 1 43 0 71 2,473 321 331 331
August 5 9 0 2,357 11 0.44 45 0 59 2,488 311 320 320
September 5 8 0 2,157 11 0.02 37 0 52 2,271 281 289 289
October 9 7 0 2,157 12 1 53 0 63 2,302 255 262 262
November 8 5 0 2,174 12 0.40 55 0 67 2,321 198 204 204
December 11 4 0 2,289 13 1 59 0 91 2,466 179 183 183

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.