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Data for May 2019  |  Release date: July 24, 2019  |  Next release: August 26, 2019 
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Table 6.1.A. Estimated Net Summer Solar Photovoltaic Capacity From Utility and Small Scale Facilities (Megawatts)
2008 - May 2019

Period Utility Solar
Photovoltaic
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic
Annual Totals
2009 145.5 N/A N/A
2010 393.4 N/A N/A
2011 1,052.0 N/A N/A
2012 2,694.1 N/A N/A
2013 5,336.1 N/A N/A
2014 8,656.6 7,326.6 15,983.2
2015 11,905.4 9,778.5 21,683.9
2016 20,192.9 12,765.1 32,958.0
2017 25,209.0 16,147.8 41,356.8
2018 30,170.5 19,521.5 49,692.0
Year 2017
January 20,603.7 12,970.1 33,573.8
February 20,792.6 13,272.0 34,064.6
March 21,177.9 13,558.9 34,736.8
April 21,700.6 13,815.1 35,515.7
May 22,006.1 14,115.3 36,121.4
June 22,242.6 14,401.8 36,644.4
July 22,356.4 14,670.8 37,027.2
August 22,547.7 15,018.7 37,566.4
Sept 22,762.8 15,216.3 37,979.1
October 23,095.3 15,456.6 38,551.9
November 23,660.0 15,719.9 39,379.9
December 25,209.0 16,147.8 41,356.8
Year 2018
January 25,983.4 16,496.2 42,479.6
February 26,073.2 16,757.7 42,830.9
March 26,576.0 17,048.0 43,624.0
April 26,854.0 17,306.3 44,160.3
May 27,275.1 17,600.7 44,875.8
June 27,432.9 17,887.4 45,320.3
July 27,556.8 18,145.8 45,702.6
August 27,635.9 18,426.4 46,062.3
Sept 27,951.5 18,712.4 46,663.9
October 28,103.5 19,000.5 47,104.0
November 28,630.8 19,278.1 47,908.9
December 30,170.5 19,521.5 49,692.0
Year 2019
January 30,622.2 19,959.0 50,581.2
February 30,360.3 20,125.8 50,486.1
March 31,136.7 20,584.9 51,721.6
April 31,234.8 20,884.6 52,119.4
May 31,233.3 21,018.7 52,252.0


Values 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 small scale solar photovoltaic capacity is based on data from Form EIA-861M, Form EIA-861, and from estimation methods described in the technical notes.