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Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2007-April 2017
(Thousand Megawatthours)

  Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Small Scale Generation Generation From Utility and Small Scale Facilities
Period Wind Solar
Photovoltaic
Solar
Thermal
Wood and
Wood-Derived
Fuels
Landfill
Gas
Biogenic
Municipal
Solid Waste
Other Waste Biomass Geothermal Conventional
Hydroelectric
Total Renewable Generation at Utility Scale Facilities Estimated Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar
Annual Totals
2007 34,450 16 596 39,014 6,158 8,304 2,063 14,637 247,510 352,747 N/A N/A N/A
2008 55,363 76 788 37,300 7,156 8,097 2,481 14,840 254,831 380,932 N/A N/A N/A
2009 73,886 157 735 36,050 7,924 8,058 2,461 15,009 273,445 417,724 N/A N/A N/A
2010 94,652 423 789 37,172 8,377 7,927 2,613 15,219 260,203 427,376 N/A N/A N/A
2011 120,177 1,012 806 37,449 9,044 7,354 2,824 15,316 319,355 513,336 N/A N/A N/A
2012 140,822 3,451 876 37,799 9,803 7,320 2,700 15,562 276,240 494,573 N/A N/A N/A
2013 167,840 8,121 915 40,028 10,658 7,186 2,986 15,775 268,565 522,073 N/A N/A N/A
2014 181,655 15,250 2,441 42,340 11,220 7,228 3,202 15,877 259,367 538,579 11,233 26,482 28,924
2015 190,719 21,666 3,227 41,929 11,291 7,211 3,201 15,918 249,080 544,241 14,139 35,805 39,032
2016 226,872 33,367 3,388 40,504 11,562 7,375 3,131 17,417 265,829 609,445 19,467 52,833 56,221
Year 2015
January 15,162 1,092 63 3,717 885 582 258 1,362 24,138 47,259 746 1,838 1,902
February 14,922 1,322 161 3,372 792 503 230 1,260 22,286 44,847 816 2,138 2,299
March 15,308 1,786 286 3,457 914 543 255 1,394 24,281 48,224 1,134 2,920 3,206
April 17,867 2,008 372 3,246 915 571 243 1,272 22,471 48,965 1,264 3,271 3,643
May 17,151 2,160 345 3,338 951 609 238 1,390 20,125 46,308 1,394 3,553 3,898
June 13,421 2,178 380 3,496 926 607 251 1,302 20,414 42,975 1,408 3,586 3,966
July 13,675 2,247 380 3,806 1,035 661 293 1,357 21,014 44,469 1,487 3,734 4,114
August 13,080 2,295 392 3,788 982 651 288 1,344 19,122 41,943 1,468 3,763 4,156
Sept 13,972 1,908 309 3,450 931 607 268 1,203 16,094 38,742 1,330 3,238 3,547
October 16,380 1,700 210 3,252 938 617 289 1,323 16,630 41,338 1,198 2,897 3,107
November 19,682 1,525 204 3,418 993 620 290 1,334 19,338 47,403 982 2,507 2,712
December 20,098 1,444 126 3,587 1,029 642 299 1,377 23,166 51,767 914 2,358 2,484
Year 2016
January 18,531 1,430 86 3,615 1,007 628 295 1,471 25,426 52,491 1,021 2,450 2,536
February 20,204 2,202 241 3,394 892 547 274 1,372 24,150 53,275 1,189 3,391 3,632
March 21,979 2,456 257 3,381 938 588 285 1,460 27,025 58,369 1,582 4,038 4,295
April 20,745 2,676 273 2,909 937 602 280 1,340 25,475 55,236 1,763 4,439 4,712
May 18,795 3,215 388 3,173 1,002 661 267 1,476 25,362 54,340 1,945 5,160 5,548
June 16,318 3,198 412 3,414 976 620 234 1,364 22,902 49,437 1,991 5,190 5,601
July 17,595 3,625 471 3,652 1,007 642 261 1,424 21,247 49,925 2,066 5,691 6,163
August 13,561 3,581 368 3,650 1,005 645 257 1,444 19,359 43,869 2,004 5,584 5,952
Sept 16,430 3,319 363 3,369 942 600 221 1,451 16,281 42,977 1,790 5,109 5,473
October 20,380 2,945 249 3,105 916 592 244 1,489 17,249 47,168 1,607 4,552 4,801
November 19,342 2,516 184 3,257 924 600 249 1,507 18,815 47,394 1,307 3,823 4,007
December 22,991 2,204 95 3,584 1,018 652 263 1,620 22,538 54,965 1,202 3,406 3,500
Year 2017
January 20,350 2,116 90 3,451 986 620 286 1,541 27,704 57,142 1,282 3,398 3,488
February 21,692 2,426 136 3,308 881 530 266 1,369 24,611 55,218 1,449 3,875 4,011
March 25,599 4,178 297 3,504 924 552 286 1,533 30,198 67,071 2,054 6,232 6,529
April 25,403 4,506 310 3,254 874 539 248 1,503 29,236 65,874 2,268 6,774 7,084
Year to Date
2015 63,259 6,208 882 13,792 3,506 2,199 986 5,288 93,176 189,296 3,959 10,168 11,050
2016 81,459 8,762 858 13,299 3,773 2,365 1,135 5,643 102,076 219,371 5,556 14,318 15,176
2017 93,043 13,226 833 13,518 3,664 2,241 1,086 5,945 111,750 245,305 7,054 20,279 21,112
Rolling 12 Months Ending in April
2016 208,919 24,220 3,203 41,435 11,558 7,377 3,350 16,272 257,980 574,315 15,736 39,956 43,159
2017 238,456 37,830 3,362 40,722 11,453 7,252 3,082 17,719 275,503 635,379 20,965 58,794 62,157

Wood and Wood-derived fuels include wood/wood waste solids (including paper pellets, railroad ties, utility poles, wood chips, bark, and wood waste solids), wood waste liquids (red liquor, sludge wood, spent sulfite liquor, and other wood-based liquids), and black liquor.
Other Waste Biomass includes sludge waste, agricultural byproducts, other biomass solids, other biomass liquids, and other biomass gases (including digester gases, methane, and other biomass gases).
Notes: Beginning with 2001 data, non-biogenic municipal solid waste and tire-derived fuels are reclassified as non-renewable energy sources and included in Other. Biogenic municipal solid waste is included in Other Renewable Sources.
See Glossary for definitions. Values for 2015 and prior years are final. Values for 2016 and 2017 are preliminary. See Technical Notes for a discussion of the sample design for the Form EIA-923 and predecessor forms..
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. NM=Not meaningful due to large standard error. W=Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-920 Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; and predecessor forms.
Beginning with 2008 data, the Form EIA-923, Power Plant Operations Report, replaced the following: Form EIA-906, Power Plant Report; Form EIA-920, Combined Heat and Power Plant Report; Form EIA-423, Monthly Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants Report; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC Form 423, Monthly Report of Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Plants.
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.