Table 3.21. Net Generation from Solar Photovoltaic
by State, by Sector, 2018 and 2017 (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 2018 Year 2017 Percentage
Change
Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2017
New England 4,204 3,164 32.9% 1,232 947 2,972 2,217 59 58 1,167 880 1,629 1,169 4 7 1,626 1,162 118 99 2 1 116 97 1,231 958
Connecticut 605 447 35.4% 106 40 500 407 3 3 101 36 200 157 1 1 199 156 25 21 0.11 0.11 25 21 276 230
Maine 68 46 45.7% 12 5 55 41 0 0 12 5 19 14 0 0 19 14 0.04 0.04 0 0 0.04 0.04 36 27
Massachusetts 3,062 2,304 32.9% 978 788 2,083 1,516 19 14 954 767 1,280 905 3 6 1,277 899 84 70 2 1 82 69 724 547
New Hampshire 108 87 24.0% 0 0 108 87 0 0 0 0 32 26 0 0 32 26 7 5 0 0 7 5 69 56
Rhode Island 124 69 79.7% 29 14 95 55 0 0 29 14 51 27 0 0 51 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 28
Vermont 237 210 12.8% 107 99 130 111 37 41 70 58 47 40 0 0 47 40 2 2 0 0 2 2 81 70
Middle Atlantic 5,176 4,378 18.2% 1,350 1,178 3,825 3,199 76 80 1,129 934 1,853 1,594 132 149 1,721 1,445 214 191 12 16 202 174 1,903 1,580
New Jersey 2,903 2,586 12.2% 990 926 1,912 1,660 76 80 785 699 1,083 1,011 124 139 959 872 131 112 5 8 126 104 827 684
New York 1,794 1,364 31.5% 297 183 1,497 1,182 0 0 294 178 616 439 4 5 612 435 17 14 0 0 17 14 868 733
Pennsylvania 479 427 12.1% 62 70 416 357 0 0 50 56 155 144 5 6 150 138 66 64 7 8 59 56 207 163
East North Central 1,134 863 31.4% 634 520 501 343 204 157 415 358 326 208 13 3 312 205 28 22 2 2 26 20 162 118
Illinois 161 111 46.1% 66 52 95 58 2 2 60 50 65 38 3 0.02 61 38 1 0.22 0 0 1 0.22 34 21
Indiana 389 313 24.4% 291 278 98 35 107 84 184 194 66 17 0 0 66 17 3 1 0 0 3 1 29 16
Michigan 197 129 53.4% 118 63 79 65 87 63 29 0.31 45 34 2 0 43 34 2 1 0 0 2 1 34 31
Ohio 272 234 16.2% 119 105 153 129 7 8 107 92 116 99 3 3 113 96 9 8 2 2 7 6 34 27
Wisconsin 115 77 48.7% 40 21 75 56 0 0 35 21 35 20 5 0 30 20 14 11 0 0 14 11 32 24
West North Central 1,660 1,055 57.3% 1,181 680 478 376 16 12 1,164 666 235 195 2 2 233 193 18 10 0 0 18 10 227 173
Iowa 138 94 46.1% 11 5 126 89 7 5 5 0.02 80 56 0 0 80 56 4 3 0 0 4 3 43 31
Kansas 35 22 58.3% 8 5 27 17 2 2 6 4 10 5 0 0 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 11
Minnesota 1,123 655 71.5% 1,042 596 81 59 3 2 1,039 594 28 24 0 0 28 24 10 5 0 0 10 5 43 30
Missouri 324 261 24.2% 91 56 232 204 5 3 85 52 112 108 2 2 111 106 4 1 0 0 4 1 118 97
Nebraska 38 21 82.1% 27 15 11 5 0 0 27 15 4 2 0 0 4 2 1 0.27 0 0 1 0.27 6 3
North Dakota 0.36 0.32 13.3% 0 0 0.36 0.32 0 0 0 0 0.06 0.03 0 0 0.06 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.30 0.29
South Dakota 3 3 -9.5% 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 0.39 0.36 0 0 0.39 0.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.47
South Atlantic 14,469 10,461 38.3% 12,187 8,666 2,282 1,795 2,812 1,501 9,241 7,031 788 687 131 132 657 555 307 251 2 2 305 249 1,320 990
Delaware 160 143 11.8% 50 50 110 92 6 6 43 42 32 30 1 1 32 28 9 5 0 0 9 5 69 59
District of Columbia 71 52 37.1% 0 0 71 52 0 0 0 0 43 29 0 0 43 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 23
Florida 2,790 1,148 143.1% 2,361 855 429 293 1,974 715 378 135 116 96 6 3 110 93 13 11 2 2 11 9 308 190
Georgia 2,265 2,212 2.4% 1,996 1,986 270 226 293 252 1,701 1,731 37 33 2 3 35 30 218 180 0 0 218 180 17 16
Maryland 1,246 1,002 24.3% 397 267 849 735 8 9 378 252 242 211 11 7 232 204 37 33 0 0 37 33 580 498
North Carolina 6,323 5,300 19.3% 6,110 5,114 212 186 387 410 5,611 4,587 228 229 112 118 117 112 7 7 0 0 7 7 89 67
South Carolina 759 217 249.4% 510 80 249 138 2 0 508 80 64 33 0 0 64 33 22 13 0 0 22 13 163 92
Virginia 845 379 123.1% 763 313 82 66 141 109 622 204 23 24 0 0 23 24 2 1 0 0 2 1 58 41
West Virginia 10 8 20.8% 0 0 10 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0.09 0.08 0 0 0.09 0.08 7 6
East South Central 1,034 509 103.2% 890 379 144 130 69 43 810 331 103 94 4 4 98 90 8 2 6 0.03 2 1 44 39
Alabama 368 189 95.1% 357 181 11 8 31 24 327 157 7 5 0 0 7 5 1 0.06 0 0 1 0.06 3 2
Kentucky 71 45 59.8% 39 20 32 25 38 19 2 1 19 15 0 0 19 15 1 0.02 0 0 1 0.02 12 10
Mississippi 337 96 249.2% 326 86 11 11 0 0 326 86 7 6 0 0 7 6 0.18 1 0 0 0.18 1 4 3
Tennessee 258 179 44.1% 168 92 90 87 1 0 156 88 70 68 4 4 65 63 6 1 6 0.03 0.05 1 25 23
West South Central 4,449 2,947 51.0% 3,472 2,255 977 692 73 42 3,397 2,212 215 146 2 2 213 144 2 0.01 0 0 2 0.01 762 548
Arkansas 225 41 452.0% 203 31 22 10 2 2 202 29 8 4 0 0 8 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 13 6
Louisiana 230 202 13.8% 2 2 229 200 2 2 0 0 15 8 0 0 15 8 0.15 0 0 0 0.15 0 214 192
Oklahoma 73 38 89.9% 62 33 11 6 62 33 0 0 4 1 0 0 4 1 0.36 0 0 0 0.36 0 7 4
Texas 3,921 2,665 47.1% 3,206 2,189 716 476 8 5 3,195 2,182 189 133 2 2 187 131 1 0.01 0 0 1 0.01 528 345
Mountain 18,058 16,400 10.1% 14,003 13,035 4,055 3,365 991 920 12,920 12,010 1,322 1,199 89 102 1,233 1,097 71 55 3 3 69 52 2,754 2,216
Arizona 6,630 6,111 8.5% 4,364 4,218 2,265 1,893 681 626 3,670 3,569 744 659 13 23 731 635 24 17 0 0 24 17 1,511 1,241
Colorado 1,653 1,485 11.3% 1,062 954 590 531 5 2 1,045 940 235 225 12 12 222 212 2 2 0 0 2 2 366 317
Idaho 589 476 23.9% 556 459 33 16 0 0 556 459 5 4 0 0 5 4 1 0.21 0 0 1 0.21 27 12
Montana 54 29 85.9% 34 14 20 15 0 0 34 14 6 4 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11
Nevada 4,909 4,398 11.6% 4,413 3,986 496 412 41 40 4,306 3,877 171 167 64 66 107 100 35 27 3 3 32 25 357 287
New Mexico 1,599 1,397 14.5% 1,349 1,193 250 204 264 252 1,085 941 81 76 0 0 81 76 1 1 0 0 1 1 168 128
Utah 2,618 2,500 4.7% 2,224 2,211 394 289 0 0 2,224 2,211 79 63 0 0 79 63 8 8 0 0 8 8 307 218
Wyoming 7 5 52.2% 1 0 6 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0.35 0.35 0 0 0.35 0.35 4 3
Pacific Contiguous 38,373 33,084 16.0% 25,100 22,184 13,273 10,900 526 471 24,407 21,574 3,445 2,553 148 120 3,297 2,433 1,914 1,775 20 18 1,895 1,757 8,081 6,710
California 37,446 32,594 14.9% 24,527 21,989 12,919 10,605 519 464 23,840 21,386 3,336 2,455 148 120 3,188 2,335 1,899 1,760 20 18 1,879 1,742 7,851 6,529
Oregon 776 373 108.3% 572 194 205 179 6 6 566 188 86 79 0 0 86 79 15 15 0 0 15 15 104 85
Washington 151 116 29.9% 2 0.48 150 116 0.49 0.48 1 0 24 19 0 0 24 19 0.31 0.30 0 0 0.31 0.30 126 97
Pacific Noncontiguous 1,216 1,147 6.0% 185 174 1,031 973 38 43 147 131 407 360 0 0 407 360 3 3 0 0 3 3 622 610
Alaska 3 2 50.1% 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.05 0.05 0 0 0.05 0.05 2 1
Hawaii 1,213 1,145 5.9% 185 174 1,029 971 38 43 147 131 406 360 0 0 406 360 3 3 0 0 3 3 620 609
U.S. Total 89,773 74,007 21.3% 60,234 50,017 29,539 23,990 4,865 3,326 54,796 46,127 10,324 8,206 525 521 9,798 7,685 2,683 2,406 47 42 2,636 2,364 17,105 13,942

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.