Table 3.21. Net Generation from Solar Photovoltaic
by State, by Sector, 2020 and 2019 (Thousand Megawatthours)

  All Sectors Electric Power Sector Commercial Sector Industrial Sector Residential Sector




Electric Utilities Independent
Power Producers



Estimated Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Small Scale Generation Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Small Scale Generation Estimated Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Small Scale Generation Estimated Small Scale Generation
Census Division
and State
Year 2020 Year 2019 Percentage
Change
Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2019
New England 5,803 4,767 21.7% 2,027 1,511 3,776 3,255 156 114 1,854 1,382 2,041 1,751 11 11 2,030 1,740 150 135 5 5 145 130 1,602 1,385
Connecticut 949 738 28.5% 214 138 735 600 3 3 206 130 279 226 4 5 275 221 42 30 0.12 0.09 42 30 418 349
Maine 117 84 39.4% 28 7 89 77 0 0 28 7 32 32 0 0 32 32 0.04 0.04 0 0 0.04 0.04 57 45
Massachusetts 3,726 3,280 13.6% 1,404 1,164 2,322 2,116 92 71 1,300 1,083 1,390 1,273 7 6 1,383 1,267 96 95 5 4 91 90 847 759
New Hampshire 161 130 23.8% 4 0 157 130 0 0 4 0 53 41 0 0 53 41 9 8 0 0 9 8 95 81
Rhode Island 494 235 110.5% 195 55 299 180 0 0 195 55 220 122 0 0 220 122 0.17 0 0 0 0.17 0 79 58
Vermont 357 300 18.8% 183 147 174 153 61 40 122 108 66 57 0 0 66 57 2 2 0 0 2 2 106 94
Middle Atlantic 7,668 6,308 21.6% 2,284 1,771 5,384 4,537 77 79 2,031 1,513 2,644 2,138 154 157 2,490 1,981 306 258 22 22 283 236 2,610 2,320
New Jersey 3,809 3,357 13.4% 1,305 1,165 2,504 2,193 77 79 1,082 936 1,301 1,163 139 142 1,162 1,021 206 164 8 7 198 156 1,143 1,015
New York 3,130 2,376 31.8% 840 524 2,290 1,852 0 0 822 507 1,148 806 11 10 1,138 796 24 23 7 6 17 17 1,136 1,039
Pennsylvania 729 575 26.8% 139 83 590 492 0 0 128 70 195 169 4 4 191 164 75 70 8 8 68 63 331 265
East North Central 1,965 1,428 37.6% 849 707 1,116 721 302 234 536 459 582 397 9 12 573 385 60 49 2 2 58 47 484 289
Illinois 506 251 101.8% 79 62 427 189 2 2 75 57 243 108 2 3 241 105 1 0.30 0 0 1 0.30 185 84
Indiana 526 450 16.8% 359 323 167 128 187 138 170 183 90 73 2 2 88 71 6 3 0 0 6 3 73 54
Michigan 310 253 22.7% 155 143 155 110 89 87 65 55 68 54 1 1 67 52 3 3 0 0 3 3 85 54
Ohio 400 336 19.3% 164 142 237 194 7 7 153 129 128 121 2 4 127 117 29 26 2 2 27 24 83 53
Wisconsin 223 139 60.0% 93 38 129 101 17 0 73 36 53 41 3 2 51 39 21 17 0 0 21 17 58 45
West North Central 2,650 2,022 31.1% 1,870 1,408 780 613 52 28 1,817 1,379 358 290 1 1 358 289 32 24 0 0 32 24 391 301
Iowa 232 176 31.9% 22 15 210 160 10 8 12 7 129 99 0 0 129 99 8 5 0 0 8 5 73 56
Kansas 106 50 112.4% 58 11 48 38 3 2 55 9 19 15 0 0 19 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 23
Minnesota 1,773 1,353 31.1% 1,634 1,249 140 104 19 3 1,614 1,246 44 35 0 0 44 35 17 12 0 0 17 12 79 58
Missouri 461 393 17.2% 101 100 360 293 13 11 87 88 158 135 1 1 158 134 7 6 0 0 7 6 195 153
Nebraska 74 46 59.9% 54 31 20 15 8 5 46 27 8 5 0 0 8 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 12 9
North Dakota 1 1 17.2% 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.37 0.31 0 0 0.37 0.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.44 0.39
South Dakota 4 3 20.9% 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0.48 0 0 1 0.48 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
South Atlantic 25,868 18,775 37.8% 22,220 15,850 3,648 2,925 7,318 4,413 14,764 11,289 950 905 131 142 819 763 372 341 7 7 364 334 2,464 1,828
Delaware 183 178 2.4% 54 54 128 124 6 7 48 47 32 35 0.49 0.46 31 35 11 8 0 0 11 8 86 81
District of Columbia 131 103 27.2% 13 9 119 94 0 0 13 9 56 50 0 0 56 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 63 44
Florida 7,597 4,562 66.5% 6,480 3,873 1,117 689 5,704 3,368 764 493 163 145 8 10 155 135 19 13 3 3 16 10 947 544
Georgia 4,109 2,467 66.5% 3,780 2,161 329 307 353 312 3,423 1,846 51 45 3 3 48 42 251 244 0 0 251 244 30 20
Maryland 1,522 1,460 4.2% 527 494 994 965 8 9 503 468 271 275 17 17 254 258 30 36 0 0 30 36 710 672
North Carolina 8,633 7,725 11.8% 8,274 7,451 360 273 574 450 7,599 6,892 232 233 101 109 131 123 14 7 0 0 14 7 214 143
South Carolina 2,092 1,187 76.3% 1,722 859 371 329 7 4 1,711 851 76 79 0 0 76 79 44 30 4 4 40 27 255 222
Virginia 1,585 1,081 46.7% 1,371 949 214 132 666 264 703 683 65 38 2 2 63 37 3 2 0 0 3 2 148 93
West Virginia 15 12 24.3% 0 0 15 12 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 5 4 0.09 0.09 0 0 0.09 0.09 11 8
East South Central 1,336 1,240 7.7% 1,166 1,079 169 162 68 67 1,087 1,001 109 111 5 5 103 107 8 9 6 6 3 3 63 52
Alabama 384 399 -3.9% 369 385 15 14 27 23 342 362 10 10 0 0 10 10 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 3
Kentucky 94 85 10.4% 43 45 51 40 41 43 1 2 23 22 0 0 23 22 1 1 0 0 1 1 26 17
Mississippi 445 336 32.4% 430 322 15 14 0 0 430 322 8 8 0 0 8 8 0.42 1 0 0 0.42 1 7 6
Tennessee 413 420 -1.6% 325 326 89 94 0.00 0.00 314 315 67 72 5 5 62 67 6 6 6 6 0.05 0.05 27 27
West South Central 10,899 5,933 83.7% 8,912 4,637 1,987 1,297 89 73 8,800 4,552 389 287 22 12 367 274 31 6 0 0 31 6 1,589 1,016
Arkansas 358 246 45.8% 272 210 86 35 2 2 252 200 41 19 19 9 22 11 26 3 0 0 26 3 38 21
Louisiana 296 242 22.4% 39 2 257 241 4 2 35 0 19 16 0 0 19 16 0.22 0.16 0 0 0.22 0.16 238 224
Oklahoma 93 79 17.5% 63 60 30 20 63 60 0 0 6 5 0 0 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 23 14
Texas 10,151 5,366 89.2% 8,537 4,365 1,614 1,001 21 10 8,513 4,352 323 246 3 3 320 243 4 2 0 0 4 2 1,290 756
Mountain 22,607 19,411 16.5% 17,076 14,673 5,530 4,738 1,313 1,234 15,664 13,340 1,500 1,378 92 96 1,408 1,282 79 72 7 4 72 68 4,050 3,388
Arizona 7,974 7,058 13.0% 5,062 4,486 2,912 2,572 713 741 4,337 3,729 862 776 12 16 850 760 14 14 0 0 14 14 2,048 1,798
Colorado 2,204 1,852 19.0% 1,504 1,218 701 633 9 5 1,478 1,198 241 236 17 15 224 220 3 2 0 0 3 2 473 411
Idaho 653 615 6.1% 566 557 87 58 0 0 563 555 8 6 0 0 8 6 8 4 3 1 5 3 74 50
Montana 67 54 23.5% 33 29 34 24 0 0 33 29 10 7 0 0 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 17
Nevada 6,300 5,331 18.2% 5,427 4,650 872 680 194 170 5,166 4,413 180 175 63 64 117 111 42 40 4 2 38 38 717 532
New Mexico 2,114 1,667 26.8% 1,749 1,366 365 301 397 317 1,351 1,049 96 88 0 0 96 88 1 1 0 0 1 1 268 212
Utah 3,117 2,646 17.8% 2,571 2,186 546 460 0 0 2,571 2,186 101 88 0 0 101 88 10 9 0 0 10 9 436 362
Wyoming 178 189 -5.8% 165 180 13 9 0 0 165 180 2 2 0 0 2 2 0.46 0.38 0 0 0.46 0.38 10 7
Pacific Contiguous 47,091 42,407 11.0% 29,176 26,814 17,915 15,593 458 476 28,506 26,146 4,405 3,895 160 152 4,245 3,744 2,544 2,229 52 40 2,492 2,189 11,178 9,660
California 45,460 41,256 10.2% 28,053 26,094 17,407 15,162 452 471 27,389 25,432 4,271 3,778 160 152 4,111 3,626 2,527 2,213 52 40 2,475 2,173 10,821 9,362
Oregon 1,335 903 47.9% 1,078 676 257 227 5 5 1,073 671 99 88 0 0 99 88 16 16 0 0 16 16 143 123
Washington 296 248 19.1% 46 44 250 205 0.49 0.39 45 43 36 30 0 0 36 30 1 1 0 0 1 1 213 175
Pacific Noncontiguous 1,701 1,385 22.9% 484 268 1,217 1,117 81 40 403 228 466 436 0 0 466 436 4 4 0 0 4 4 748 677
Alaska 7 4 65.6% 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.05 0.05 0 0 0.05 0.05 5 3
Hawaii 1,695 1,381 22.8% 484 268 1,211 1,112 81 40 403 228 464 435 0 0 464 435 4 4 0 0 4 4 743 674
U.S. Total 127,588 103,676 23.1% 86,066 68,719 41,522 34,957 9,915 6,757 75,464 61,290 13,445 11,588 586 587 12,859 11,002 3,586 3,127 101 85 3,484 3,041 25,179 20,914

NM = Not meaningful due to large relative standard error or excessive percentage change.
Notes: See Glossary for definitions. Values are final. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923.
Negative generation denotes that electric power consumed for plant use exceeds gross generation.
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Percentage change is calculated before rounding.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report;
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.