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Data for March 2020  |  Release date: May 26, 2020  |  Next release: June 24, 2020  |
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Table 6.1.A. Estimated Net Summer Solar Photovoltaic Capacity From Utility and Small Scale Facilities (Megawatts)
2008 - March 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 35,571.2 23,210.8 58,782.0
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 30,924.8 19,727.0 50,651.8
February 31,132.5 19,967.1 51,099.6
March 31,355.3 20,284.2 51,639.5
April 31,444.8 20,561.2 52,006.0
May 31,508.0 20,870.6 52,378.6
June 31,826.6 21,137.2 52,963.8
July 32,053.9 21,473.3 53,527.2
August 32,276.1 21,790.9 54,067.0
Sept 32,491.1 22,102.7 54,593.8
October 32,987.2 22,428.1 55,415.3
November 33,647.2 22,710.0 56,357.2
December 35,571.2 23,210.8 58,782.0
Year 2020
January 36,613.2 23,582.8 60,196.0
February 37,110.1 23,919.3 61,029.4
March 37,438.5 24,258.8 61,697.3


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.