Table 3.5.B. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Industrial 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 28,400 29 35 509 0 2,899 31,872 N/A N/A N/A
2007 0 0 0 28,287 27 40 565 0 1,590 30,509 N/A N/A N/A
2008 0 0 0 26,641 21 0 800 0 1,676 29,138 N/A N/A N/A
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
Year 2014
January 7 1 0 2,343 16 -0.40 101 0 120 2,586 62 62 62
February 4 1 0 2,105 14 -0.34 89 0 104 2,317 65 66 66
March 5 1 0 2,311 16 -0.38 106 0 114 2,555 93 94 94
April 6 2 0 2,188 17 -1 109 0 127 2,447 101 103 103
May 4 2 0 2,276 16 0.03 89 0 130 2,517 111 113 113
June 3 2 0 2,295 16 0.01 95 0 100 2,511 113 114 114
July 3 2 0 2,426 16 0.16 104 0 89 2,640 117 119 119
August 2 2 0 2,384 15 -0.07 95 0 96 2,594 116 118 118
September 2 2 0 2,171 14 -0.05 88 0 86 2,362 106 107 107
October 5 1 0 2,180 14 -0.33 105 0 93 2,397 100 102 102
November 6 1 0 2,175 15 -0.30 101 0 99 2,397 81 82 82
December 4 1 0 2,386 15 0.09 104 0 125 2,636 74 75 75
Year 2015
January 5 1 0 2,404 15 1 90 0 121 2,636 80 80 80
February 5 1 0 2,132 12 1 67 0 105 2,323 85 86 86
March 5 2 0 2,226 14 1 91 0 130 2,469 119 121 121
April 5 2 0 2,218 15 1 96 0 138 2,475 129 132 132
May 5 2 0 2,239 15 1 79 0 127 2,468 144 146 146
June 4 2 0 2,251 15 1 73 0 114 2,459 144 146 146
July 3 2 0 2,434 16 1 91 0 115 2,663 150 152 152
August 3 2 0 2,377 16 1 84 0 90 2,573 147 149 149
September 3 2 0 2,245 15 1 78 0 77 2,421 135 137 137
October 5 2 0 2,201 16 1 99 0 114 2,438 125 126 126
November 6 1 0 2,259 16 1 98 0 133 2,514 100 102 102
December 6 1 0 2,331 17 1 104 0 145 2,605 93 94 94
Year 2016
January 8 1 0 2,392 16 0.36 77 0 130 2,623 113 115 115
February 7 2 0 2,217 14 0.25 78 0 115 2,434 124 126 126
March 7 2 0 2,266 15 0.18 93 0 142 2,525 171 173 173
April 6 2 0 2,079 15 0.28 91 0 128 2,323 186 189 189
May 5 3 0 2,238 16 1 90 0 119 2,472 206 208 208
June 5 3 0 2,310 14 1 62 0 99 2,493 206 209 209
July 3 3 0 2,408 14 1 75 0 104 2,608 214 217 217
August 3 3 0 2,398 14 1 73 0 92 2,585 209 212 212
September 4 2 0 2,231 12 1 63 0 65 2,379 190 192 192
October 6 2 0 2,220 12 1 73 0 88 2,402 174 176 176
November 7 2 0 2,323 14 0.44 90 0 69 2,505 139 140 140
December 9 1 0 2,375 14 -1 95 0 117 2,611 128 129 129

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.