Table 3.21. Net Generation from Solar Photovoltaic
by State, by Sector, 2016 and 2015 (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 2016 Year 2015 Percentage
Change
Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2016 Year 2015
New England 2,467 1,702 44.9% 707 531 1,760 1,171 21 14 681 515 976 746 6 3 970 743 82 52 0 0 82 52 708 376
Connecticut 344 216 59.3% 25 17 320 199 3 0 22 17 130 90 0 0 130 90 16 10 0 0 16 10 174 98
Maine 29 19 54.3% 0 0 29 19 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 0 10 6 0.03 0.03 0 0 0.03 0.03 19 13
Massachusetts 1,863 1,314 41.8% 609 451 1,254 862 15 14 589 435 782 613 6 3 776 610 64 41 0 0 64 41 414 211
New Hampshire 52 24 117.0% 0 0 52 24 0 0 0 0 14 7 0 0 14 7 2 1 0 0 2 1 36 16
Rhode Island 44 28 60.5% 15 14 30 13 0 0 15 14 16 11 0 0 16 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 3
Vermont 135 102 31.6% 59 48 76 54 4 0 55 48 24 18 0 0 24 18 0.28 0.28 0 0 0.28 0.28 51 36
Middle Atlantic 3,594 3,077 16.8% 1,049 792 2,545 2,284 82 63 800 581 1,394 1,524 153 139 1,241 1,386 172 160 14 10 158 150 1,147 749
New Jersey 2,220 2,062 7.6% 835 628 1,385 1,435 82 63 603 431 954 1,150 144 133 809 1,017 91 82 6 1 85 81 491 337
New York 1,013 689 47.0% 140 101 873 589 0 0 137 98 317 262 3 3 314 259 13 10 0 0 13 10 547 319
Pennsylvania 361 325 11.1% 75 64 287 261 0 0 61 52 123 113 6 3 118 109 68 68 8 8 60 59 109 93
East North Central 604 463 30.3% 352 264 251 199 53 19 294 239 161 149 2 3 159 146 14 7 3 2 11 5 82 48
Illinois 86 76 12.6% 49 49 37 27 2 1 47 48 24 19 0 0 24 19 0.18 0.17 0 0 0.18 0.17 13 8
Indiana 243 168 44.5% 226 156 17 12 33 8 193 148 7 7 0 0 7 7 1 0.02 0 0 1 0.02 9 5
Michigan 64 39 65.2% 9 1 55 38 9 1 0 0 30 27 0 0 30 27 1 1 0 0 1 1 24 10
Ohio 173 151 14.8% 66 56 108 95 9 9 52 42 86 80 2 3 83 77 7 7 3 2 5 4 20 14
Wisconsin 37 29 29.4% 3 1 35 27 0 0 3 1 14 17 0 0 14 17 5 0.04 0 0 5 0.04 16 10
West North Central 325 240 35.4% 49 21 276 219 4 0 44 21 150 129 2 0.45 148 129 6 3 0 0 6 3 121 86
Iowa 60 41 45.2% 0.15 0 59 41 0.15 0 0 0 36 27 0 0 36 27 3 1 0 0 3 1 20 13
Kansas 11 6 65.9% 2 2 8 5 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Minnesota 47 28 65.7% 10 3 37 26 1 0 9 3 17 14 0 0 17 14 3 2 0 0 3 2 18 10
Missouri 200 162 23.3% 33 17 167 145 3 0 28 16 93 86 2 0.45 91 86 1 1 0 0 1 1 75 59
Nebraska 7 1 391.9% 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 0.31 0 0 1 0.31 0.14 0.09 0 0 0.14 0.09 2 1
North Dakota 0.29 0.28 4.0% 0 0 0.29 0.28 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.03 0 0 0.03 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.26 0.25
South Dakota 1 1 104.4% 0.36 0 1 1 0 0 0.36 0 0.39 0.44 0 0 0.39 0.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.33 0.09
South Atlantic 6,005 2,627 128.6% 4,736 1,792 1,268 834 424 98 4,173 1,604 604 596 140 90 465 506 204 25 0 0 204 25 600 303
Delaware 119 128 -7.3% 51 49 67 79 7 7 43 41 25 55 1 1 24 54 4 4 0 0 4 4 40 22
District of Columbia 32 32 -2.1% 0 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 15 23 0 0 15 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 10
Florida 354 274 29.1% 149 118 205 156 84 68 61 48 87 75 3 2 83 73 6 4 0 0 6 4 116 79
Georgia 1,076 229 368.7% 881 129 195 100 107 4 771 123 31 95 3 3 28 92 154 2 0 0 154 2 13 6
Maryland 728 457 59.1% 209 119 519 339 9 8 193 104 181 190 7 7 174 183 35 13 0 0 35 13 310 143
North Carolina 3,589 1,460 145.8% 3,421 1,374 167 86 211 12 3,085 1,284 238 143 125 78 112 65 4 2 0 0 4 2 51 19
South Carolina 41 11 258.9% 5 4 36 7 0 0 5 4 10 2 0 0 10 2 2 0.06 0 0 2 0.06 24 5
Virginia 62 30 108.9% 21 0 41 30 5 0 16 0 16 13 0 0 16 13 0.26 0.37 0 0 0.26 0.37 25 16
West Virginia 6 4 26.4% 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.01 0.01 0 0 0.01 0.01 4 3
East South Central 242 155 56.4% 122 76 120 78 12 0 107 73 88 78 3 3 85 75 1 0.06 0 0 1 0.06 34 3
Alabama 39 3 NM 31 0 8 3 0 0 31 0 5 3 0 0 5 3 0.06 0.06 0 0 0.06 0.06 2 0.47
Kentucky 32 14 131.7% 12 0 20 14 12 0 0 0 13 12 0 0 13 12 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 7 2
Mississippi 6 2 278.3% 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1 0.09 0 0 0 0.09 0 2 0.22
Tennessee 164 136 21.0% 79 76 86 60 0 0 75 73 66 62 3 3 63 60 1 0 0 0 1 0 22 0.08
West South Central 1,355 789 71.9% 762 403 593 385 7 2 753 400 152 109 2 2 150 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 443 279
Arkansas 33 6 423.7% 26 1 7 5 2 0 25 1 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Louisiana 191 153 24.2% 0 0 191 153 0 0 0 0 7 6 0 0 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 184 147
Oklahoma 9 5 101.2% 5 2 4 3 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Texas 1,122 624 79.8% 731 401 391 223 0 0 729 399 141 100 2 2 139 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 252 126
Mountain 11,143 7,358 51.4% 8,375 5,184 2,767 2,174 799 685 7,474 4,417 974 937 101 80 874 857 206 175 3 3 203 172 1,690 1,145
Arizona 4,726 4,108 15.0% 3,122 2,738 1,603 1,370 497 525 2,601 2,191 493 524 24 22 469 503 170 147 0 0 170 147 964 721
Colorado 999 643 55.5% 538 251 461 391 0 0 522 238 209 192 16 13 193 179 2 2 0 0 2 2 265 210
Idaho 40 6 538.6% 30 0 10 6 0 0 30 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0.20 0.04 0 0 0.20 0.04 7 4
Montana 11 8 33.2% 0 0 11 8 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 6
Nevada 3,252 1,734 87.5% 2,880 1,548 372 186 51 2 2,765 1,499 158 115 61 45 97 70 25 20 3 3 23 17 253 99
New Mexico 909 757 20.0% 752 615 157 142 250 158 502 457 64 73 0 0 64 73 1 1 0 0 1 1 92 69
Utah 1,203 99 NM 1,054 32 150 67 0 0 1,054 32 43 26 0 0 43 26 6 5 0 0 6 5 101 36
Wyoming 3 3 24.8% 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.29 0.29 0 0 0.29 0.29 2 2
Pacific Contiguous 24,899 18,708 33.1% 16,428 12,547 8,471 6,161 475 481 15,824 11,962 1,909 1,594 121 97 1,787 1,497 1,401 1,050 8 7 1,393 1,043 5,291 3,621
California 24,616 18,536 32.8% 16,386 12,522 8,230 6,014 468 474 15,789 11,944 1,825 1,543 121 97 1,703 1,446 1,388 1,046 8 7 1,379 1,040 5,147 3,528
Oregon 192 116 65.9% 41 24 151 92 6 6 35 18 71 41 0 0 71 41 13 4 0 0 13 4 67 47
Washington 90 56 60.1% 1 1 89 55 1 1 0 0 13 10 0 0 13 10 0.24 0.06 0 0 0.24 0.06 76 46
Pacific Noncontiguous 850 687 23.7% 89 54 761 632 44 25 45 29 280 243 0 0 280 243 2 0.47 0 0 2 0.47 479 389
Alaska 1 0 -- 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.49 0 0 0 0.49 0 0.04 0 0 0 0.04 0 1 0
Hawaii 848 687 23.5% 89 54 760 632 44 25 45 29 279 243 0 0 279 243 2 0.47 0 0 2 0.47 479 389
U.S. Total 51,483 35,805 43.8% 32,670 21,666 18,812 14,139 1,920 1,388 30,194 19,841 6,687 6,106 529 416 6,158 5,689 2,087 1,472 27 21 2,060 1,451 10,595 6,999

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.