Table 3.21. Net Generation from Solar Photovoltaic
by State, by Sector, 2017 and 2016 (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 2017 Year 2016 Percentage
Change
Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016 Year 2017 Year 2016
New England 3,164 2,467 28.2% 947 707 2,217 1,760 58 21 880 681 1,169 976 7 6 1,162 970 99 82 1 0 97 82 958 708
Connecticut 447 344 29.8% 40 25 407 320 3 3 36 22 157 130 1 0 156 130 21 16 0.11 0 21 16 230 174
Maine 46 29 58.0% 5 0 41 29 0 0 5 0 14 10 0 0 14 10 0.04 0.03 0 0 0.04 0.03 27 19
Massachusetts 2,304 1,863 23.7% 788 609 1,516 1,254 14 15 767 589 905 782 6 6 899 776 70 64 1 0 69 64 547 414
New Hampshire 87 52 69.1% 0 0 87 52 0 0 0 0 26 14 0 0 26 14 5 2 0 0 5 2 56 36
Rhode Island 69 44 56.2% 14 15 55 30 0 0 14 15 27 16 0 0 27 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 14
Vermont 210 135 56.0% 99 59 111 76 41 4 58 55 40 24 0 0 40 24 2 0.28 0 0 2 0.28 70 51
Middle Atlantic 4,378 3,594 21.8% 1,178 1,049 3,199 2,545 80 82 934 800 1,594 1,394 149 153 1,445 1,241 191 172 16 14 174 158 1,580 1,147
New Jersey 2,586 2,220 16.5% 926 835 1,660 1,385 80 82 699 603 1,011 954 139 144 872 809 112 91 8 6 104 85 684 491
New York 1,364 1,013 34.7% 183 140 1,182 873 0 0 178 137 439 317 5 3 435 314 14 13 0 0 14 13 733 547
Pennsylvania 427 361 18.2% 70 75 357 287 0 0 56 61 144 123 6 6 138 118 64 68 8 8 56 60 163 109
East North Central 863 604 43.0% 520 352 343 251 157 53 358 294 208 161 3 2 205 159 22 14 2 3 20 11 118 82
Illinois 111 86 28.9% 52 49 58 37 2 2 50 47 38 24 0.02 0 38 24 0.22 0.18 0 0 0.22 0.18 21 13
Indiana 313 243 28.7% 278 226 35 17 84 33 194 193 17 7 0 0 17 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 16 9
Michigan 129 64 100.6% 63 9 65 55 63 9 0.31 0 34 30 0 0 34 30 1 1 0 0 1 1 31 24
Ohio 234 173 35.0% 105 66 129 108 8 9 92 52 99 86 3 2 96 83 8 7 2 3 6 5 27 20
Wisconsin 77 37 106.5% 21 3 56 35 0 0 21 3 20 14 0 0 20 14 11 5 0 0 11 5 24 16
West North Central 1,055 325 224.8% 680 49 376 276 12 4 666 44 195 150 2 2 193 148 10 6 0 0 10 6 173 121
Iowa 94 60 58.1% 5 0.15 89 59 5 0.15 0.02 0 56 36 0 0 56 36 3 3 0 0 3 3 31 20
Kansas 22 11 108.4% 5 2 17 8 2 0 4 2 5 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6
Minnesota 655 47 NM 596 10 59 37 2 1 594 9 24 17 0 0 24 17 5 3 0 0 5 3 30 18
Missouri 261 200 30.4% 56 33 204 167 3 3 52 28 108 93 2 2 106 91 1 1 0 0 1 1 97 75
Nebraska 21 7 210.9% 15 4 5 3 0 0 15 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.27 0.14 0 0 0.27 0.14 3 2
North Dakota 0.32 0.29 10.0% 0 0 0.32 0.29 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.03 0 0 0.03 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.29 0.26
South Dakota 3 1 166.7% 2 0.36 1 1 0 0 2 0.36 0.36 0.39 0 0 0.36 0.39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.47 0.33
South Atlantic 10,461 6,005 74.2% 8,666 4,736 1,795 1,268 1,501 424 7,031 4,173 687 604 132 140 555 465 251 204 2 0 249 204 990 600
Delaware 143 119 20.4% 50 51 92 67 6 7 42 43 30 25 1 1 28 24 5 4 0 0 5 4 59 40
District of Columbia 52 32 63.7% 0 0 52 32 0 0 0 0 29 15 0 0 29 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 16
Florida 1,148 354 224.6% 855 149 293 205 715 84 135 61 96 87 3 3 93 83 11 6 2 0 9 6 190 116
Georgia 2,212 1,076 105.7% 1,986 881 226 195 252 107 1,731 771 33 31 3 3 30 28 180 154 0 0 180 154 16 13
Maryland 1,002 728 37.7% 267 209 735 519 9 9 252 193 211 181 7 7 204 174 33 35 0 0 33 35 498 310
North Carolina 5,300 3,589 47.7% 5,114 3,421 186 167 410 211 4,587 3,085 229 238 118 125 112 112 7 4 0 0 7 4 67 51
South Carolina 217 41 431.0% 80 5 138 36 0 0 80 5 33 10 0 0 33 10 13 2 0 0 13 2 92 24
Virginia 379 62 510.8% 313 21 66 41 109 5 204 16 24 16 0 0 24 16 1 0.26 0 0 1 0.26 41 25
West Virginia 8 6 39.5% 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.08 0.01 0 0 0.08 0.01 6 4
East South Central 509 242 110.5% 379 122 130 120 43 12 331 107 94 88 4 3 90 85 2 1 0.03 0 1 1 39 34
Alabama 189 39 385.2% 181 31 8 8 24 0 157 31 5 5 0 0 5 5 0.06 0.06 0 0 0.06 0.06 2 2
Kentucky 45 32 38.7% 20 12 25 20 19 12 1 0 15 13 0 0 15 13 0.02 0.00 0 0 0.02 0.00 10 7
Mississippi 96 6 NM 86 0 11 6 0 0 86 0 6 4 0 0 6 4 1 0.09 0 0 1 0.09 3 2
Tennessee 179 164 9.0% 92 79 87 86 0 0 88 75 68 66 4 3 63 63 1 1 0.03 0 1 1 23 22
West South Central 2,947 1,355 117.4% 2,255 762 692 593 42 7 2,212 753 146 152 2 2 144 150 0.01 0 0 0 0.01 0 548 443
Arkansas 41 33 22.9% 31 26 10 7 2 2 29 25 4 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Louisiana 202 191 6.2% 2 0 200 191 2 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 192 184
Oklahoma 38 9 307.9% 33 5 6 4 33 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Texas 2,665 1,122 137.5% 2,189 731 476 391 5 0 2,182 729 133 141 2 2 131 139 0.01 0 0 0 0.01 0 345 252
Mountain 16,400 11,143 47.2% 13,035 8,375 3,365 2,767 920 799 12,010 7,474 1,199 974 102 101 1,097 874 55 206 3 3 52 203 2,216 1,690
Arizona 6,111 4,726 29.3% 4,218 3,122 1,893 1,603 626 497 3,569 2,601 659 493 23 24 635 469 17 170 0 0 17 170 1,241 964
Colorado 1,485 999 48.6% 954 538 531 461 2 0 940 522 225 209 12 16 212 193 2 2 0 0 2 2 317 265
Idaho 476 40 NM 459 30 16 10 0 0 459 30 4 3 0 0 4 3 0.21 0.20 0 0 0.21 0.20 12 7
Montana 29 11 163.4% 14 0 15 11 0 0 14 0 4 3 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8
Nevada 4,398 3,252 35.2% 3,986 2,880 412 372 40 51 3,877 2,765 167 158 66 61 100 97 27 25 3 3 25 23 287 253
New Mexico 1,397 909 53.7% 1,193 752 204 157 252 250 941 502 76 64 0 0 76 64 1 1 0 0 1 1 128 92
Utah 2,500 1,203 107.8% 2,211 1,054 289 150 0 0 2,211 1,054 63 43 0 0 63 43 8 6 0 0 8 6 218 101
Wyoming 5 3 37.7% 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0.35 0.29 0 0 0.35 0.29 3 2
Pacific Contiguous 33,084 24,899 32.9% 22,184 16,428 10,900 8,471 471 475 21,574 15,824 2,553 1,909 120 121 2,433 1,787 1,775 1,401 18 8 1,757 1,393 6,710 5,291
California 32,594 24,616 32.4% 21,989 16,386 10,605 8,230 464 468 21,386 15,789 2,455 1,825 120 121 2,335 1,703 1,760 1,388 18 8 1,742 1,379 6,529 5,147
Oregon 373 192 93.9% 194 41 179 151 6 6 188 35 79 71 0 0 79 71 15 13 0 0 15 13 85 67
Washington 116 90 29.3% 0.48 1 116 89 0.48 1 0 0 19 13 0 0 19 13 0.30 0.24 0 0 0.30 0.24 97 76
Pacific Noncontiguous 1,147 850 35.0% 174 89 973 761 43 44 131 45 360 280 0 0 360 280 3 2 0 0 3 2 610 479
Alaska 2 1 51.8% 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.49 0 0 1 0.49 0.05 0.04 0 0 0.05 0.04 1 1
Hawaii 1,145 848 35.0% 174 89 971 760 43 44 131 45 360 279 0 0 360 279 3 2 0 0 3 2 609 479
U.S. Total 74,007 51,483 43.8% 50,017 32,670 23,990 18,812 3,326 1,920 46,127 30,194 8,206 6,687 521 529 7,685 6,158 2,406 2,087 42 27 2,364 2,060 13,942 10,595

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.