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Data for December 2016  |  Release Date: February 24, 2017  |  Next Release: March 24, 2017 
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Table 6.1.B. Net Summer Capacity for Estimated Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity by Sector (Megawatts):
2014 - December 2016

Period Residential Commercial Industrial Total
Annual Totals
2014 3,346.3 3,279.7 700.6 7,326.6
2015 5,191.5 3,706.7 880.3 9,778.5
Year 2014
January 2,285.2 2,766.5 561.0 5,612.6
February 2,354.4 2,804.9 568.9 5,728.2
March 2,428.2 2,848.7 576.2 5,853.0
April 2,506.9 2,883.8 588.2 5,978.9
May 2,588.3 2,930.2 593.0 6,111.6
June 2,677.6 2,946.1 603.5 6,227.2
July 2,765.0 2,989.0 615.1 6,369.2
August 2,873.0 3,096.4 633.6 6,603.0
Sept 2,980.3 3,128.7 640.9 6,749.8
October 3,092.8 3,162.3 667.0 6,922.0
November 3,191.8 3,203.2 683.0 7,078.0
December 3,346.3 3,279.7 700.6 7,326.6
Year 2015
January 3,424.8 3,227.0 717.6 7,369.4
February 3,550.2 3,245.1 733.7 7,529.1
March 3,689.3 3,268.3 739.1 7,696.7
April 3,816.3 3,294.6 749.4 7,860.3
May 3,949.5 3,336.6 764.5 8,050.6
June 4,110.7 3,356.2 768.9 8,235.9
July 4,275.5 3,414.5 789.1 8,479.1
August 4,440.5 3,455.9 804.5 8,700.9
Sept 4,635.1 3,498.9 817.4 8,951.5
October 4,815.7 3,540.5 832.2 9,188.4
November 4,972.5 3,593.4 850.8 9,416.7
December 5,191.5 3,706.7 880.3 9,778.5
Year 2016
January 5,352.9 3,991.9 882.0 10,226.8
February 5,550.7 4,033.4 902.4 10,486.5
March 5,775.1 4,104.2 930.3 10,809.5
April 5,972.7 4,149.0 948.1 11,069.8
May 6,159.1 4,188.8 963.7 11,311.7
June 6,352.0 4,239.0 977.7 11,568.8
July 6,512.3 4,271.8 996.9 11,781.0
August 6,704.7 4,343.1 1,015.8 12,063.5
Sept 6,873.9 4,404.9 1,026.7 12,305.5
October 7,060.2 4,469.8 1,037.0 12,567.0
November 7,241.6 4,565.7 1,048.1 12,855.4
December 7,421.2 4,680.8 1,081.2 13,183.2

Values for 2015 are final. Values for 2016 are preliminary.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-860, 'Annual Electric Generator Report' and Form EIA-860M, 'Monthly Update to the Annual Electric Generator Report.'
Estimated distributed solar photovoltaic capacity is based on data from Form EIA-826, Form EIA-861 and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.