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Data for September 2020 Release Date: November 24, 2020 Next Release Date: December 24, 2020 full reportPDF
SAS Output
Table 6.1.A. Estimated Net Summer Solar Photovoltaic Capacity From Utility and Small Scale Facilities (Megawatts)
2008 - September 2020

Period Utility Solar
Photovoltaic
Estimated Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Estimated Total Solar Photovoltaic
Annual Totals
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 30,120.5 19,547.1 49,667.6
2019 35,710.2 23,213.6 58,923.8
Year 2018
January 25,968.4 16,647.9 42,616.3
February 26,067.6 16,888.9 42,956.5
March 26,592.1 17,172.4 43,764.5
April 26,859.7 17,431.2 44,290.9
May 27,291.3 17,714.7 45,006.0
June 27,451.7 17,988.5 45,440.2
July 27,590.1 18,239.9 45,830.0
August 27,674.0 18,519.6 46,193.6
Sept 27,989.5 18,780.9 46,770.4
October 28,158.3 19,059.8 47,218.1
November 28,690.2 19,320.0 48,010.2
December 30,120.5 19,547.1 49,667.6
Year 2019
January 30,911.4 19,697.8 50,609.2
February 31,124.1 19,941.5 51,065.6
March 31,355.0 20,254.3 51,609.3
April 31,466.6 20,506.0 51,972.6
May 31,528.4 20,811.4 52,339.8
June 31,811.5 21,073.0 52,884.5
July 32,079.3 21,407.6 53,486.9
August 32,302.5 21,724.6 54,027.1
Sept 32,556.1 22,031.1 54,587.2
October 33,001.5 22,357.7 55,359.2
November 33,658.4 22,666.6 56,325.0
December 35,710.2 23,213.6 58,923.8
Year 2020
January 36,830.4 23,753.1 60,583.5
February 37,240.7 24,062.1 61,302.8
March 37,459.8 24,434.1 61,893.9
April 38,107.8 24,748.9 62,856.7
May 38,471.7 24,977.9 63,449.6
June 39,695.7 25,369.6 65,065.3
July 40,109.6 25,779.5 65,889.1
August 40,709.8 26,197.4 66,907.2
Sept 41,388.9 26,505.8 67,894.7

Values for 2019 are final. Values for 2020 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.