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Table 1.1.A. Net Generation from Renewable Sources: Total (All Sectors), 2008-June 2018
(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
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 226,993 32,670 3,384 40,947 11,218 7,265 3,331 15,826 267,812 609,445 18,812 51,483 54,866
2017 254,254 49,688 3,269 43,284 10,876 6,964 2,933 15,976 300,045 687,289 24,139 73,828 77,097
Year 2016
January 18,466 1,400 86 3,600 915 603 277 1,332 25,615 52,294 980 2,380 2,465
February 20,138 2,000 241 3,406 886 537 285 1,243 24,139 52,877 1,145 3,145 3,386
March 21,939 2,360 257 3,403 949 579 281 1,315 27,390 58,474 1,525 3,885 4,143
April 20,799 2,606 273 2,967 932 593 287 1,209 25,878 55,544 1,703 4,309 4,583
May 18,848 3,037 388 3,187 980 649 280 1,342 25,486 54,197 1,879 4,916 5,304
June 16,303 3,062 412 3,414 934 614 247 1,251 23,237 49,473 1,928 4,990 5,401
July 17,618 3,473 471 3,658 943 635 262 1,311 21,455 49,828 2,000 5,474 5,945
August 13,589 3,602 368 3,722 942 634 285 1,324 19,570 44,035 1,942 5,543 5,911
Sept 16,404 3,272 363 3,407 895 589 272 1,327 16,368 42,897 1,735 5,007 5,370
October 20,335 2,942 249 3,176 839 589 265 1,353 17,339 47,088 1,552 4,495 4,743
November 19,406 2,583 184 3,391 993 602 296 1,364 18,808 47,627 1,257 3,840 4,024
December 23,146 2,333 91 3,615 1,011 640 293 1,454 22,528 55,111 1,167 3,500 3,591
Year 2017
January 20,749 2,062 90 3,589 972 619 272 1,399 27,853 57,605 1,244 3,306 3,396
February 22,228 2,361 136 3,405 866 529 252 1,241 24,542 55,559 1,383 3,744 3,880
March 26,133 4,136 297 3,662 927 558 275 1,380 30,221 67,588 1,987 6,123 6,419
April 25,753 4,464 310 3,373 881 546 244 1,357 29,320 66,248 2,211 6,674 6,985
May 22,642 5,364 402 3,438 907 604 232 1,295 32,177 67,061 2,440 7,805 8,207
June 19,711 5,788 465 3,625 883 589 224 1,265 30,424 62,972 2,503 8,290 8,755
July 15,765 5,193 311 3,922 916 604 240 1,368 25,745 54,064 2,578 7,771 8,083
August 13,089 5,060 341 3,880 925 617 233 1,357 21,241 46,743 2,501 7,562 7,903
Sept 17,268 4,818 349 3,404 878 558 214 1,325 18,965 47,779 2,240 7,059 7,408
October 24,821 4,516 314 3,569 885 559 248 1,261 17,211 53,385 2,002 6,518 6,832
November 23,320 2,989 131 3,560 904 572 245 1,334 19,840 52,896 1,574 4,563 4,694
December 22,776 2,937 123 3,859 932 608 255 1,393 22,507 55,388 1,476 4,413 4,536
Year 2018
January 26,834 3,134 128 3,847 925 590 252 1,373 25,422 62,505 1,655 4,789 4,917
February 23,936 3,846 191 3,461 883 561 241 1,303 25,593 60,015 1,774 5,621 5,812
March 27,275 4,842 258 3,630 941 599 267 1,385 25,887 65,082 2,414 7,256 7,513
April 26,757 5,797 314 3,163 889 570 251 1,212 27,615 66,567 2,721 8,518 8,833
May 23,405 6,640 451 3,637 872 574 233 1,409 30,291 67,513 2,999 9,639 10,090
June 24,411 7,298 517 3,648 856 630 220 1,336 27,415 66,329 3,066 10,364 10,880
Year to Date
2016 116,495 14,465 1,658 19,977 5,595 3,575 1,657 7,693 151,745 322,860 9,159 23,624 25,282
2017 137,215 24,175 1,699 21,091 5,437 3,444 1,499 7,938 174,536 377,034 11,767 35,942 37,641
2018 152,617 31,557 1,859 21,385 5,366 3,523 1,463 8,017 162,224 388,011 14,629 46,186 48,045
Rolling 12 Months Ending in June
2017 247,713 42,380 3,425 42,061 11,060 7,134 3,173 16,071 290,604 663,620 21,421 63,800 67,226
2018 269,656 57,071 3,429 43,578 10,805 7,043 2,898 16,055 287,732 698,266 27,001 84,072 87,501

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 2016 and prior years are final. Values for 2017 and 2018 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.