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Data for October 2018  |  Release Date: December 26, 2018  |  Next Release: January 25, 2019 
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Table 6.1.A. Estimated Net Summer Solar Photovoltaic Capacity From Utility and Small Scale Facilities (Megawatts)
2008 - October 2018

Period Utility Solar
Photovoltaic
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic
Annual Totals
2008 70.8 N/A N/A
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
Year 2016
January 12,470.5 9,865.6 22,336.1
February 12,615.2 10,123.1 22,738.3
March 12,822.0 10,440.2 23,262.2
April 13,298.0 10,687.8 23,985.8
May 13,419.8 10,927.9 24,347.7
June 13,635.3 11,185.2 24,820.5
July 14,360.4 11,385.3 25,745.7
August 15,297.1 11,670.6 26,967.7
Sept 16,064.3 11,913.3 27,977.6
October 16,477.2 12,156.4 28,633.6
November 17,192.0 12,446.4 29,638.4
December 20,192.9 12,765.1 32,958.0
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 25,958.5 16,489.5 42,448.0
February 26,048.3 16,742.2 42,790.5
March 26,546.5 17,029.2 43,575.7
April 26,822.9 17,293.9 44,116.8
May 27,243.0 17,581.1 44,824.1
June 27,393.6 17,862.9 45,256.5
July 27,505.1 18,110.9 45,616.0
August 27,569.7 18,412.4 45,982.1
Sept 27,891.7 18,708.4 46,600.1
October 28,044.3 18,992.5 47,036.8

Values for 2017 are final. Values for 2018 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.