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Data for March 2017  |  Release Date: May 25, 2017  |  Next Release: June 23, 2017 
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SAS Output
Table 6.1.B. Estimated Net Summer Solar Photovoltaic Capacity From Small Scale Facilities by Sector (Megawatts):
2014 - March 2017

Period Residential Commercial Industrial Total
Annual Totals
2014 3,346.3 3,279.7 700.6 7,326.6
2015 5,191.5 3,706.7 880.3 9,778.5
2016 7,421.2 4,680.8 1,081.2 13,183.2
Year 2015
January 3,424.8 3,227.0 717.6 7,369.4
February 3,550.2 3,245.1 733.7 7,529.1
March 3,689.3 3,268.3 739.1 7,696.7
April 3,816.3 3,294.6 749.4 7,860.3
May 3,949.5 3,336.6 764.5 8,050.6
June 4,110.7 3,356.2 768.9 8,235.9
July 4,275.5 3,414.5 789.1 8,479.1
August 4,440.5 3,455.9 804.5 8,700.9
Sept 4,635.1 3,498.9 817.4 8,951.5
October 4,815.7 3,540.5 832.2 9,188.4
November 4,972.5 3,593.4 850.8 9,416.7
December 5,191.5 3,706.7 880.3 9,778.5
Year 2016
January 5,352.9 3,991.9 882.0 10,226.8
February 5,550.7 4,033.4 902.4 10,486.5
March 5,775.1 4,104.2 930.3 10,809.5
April 5,972.7 4,149.0 948.1 11,069.8
May 6,159.1 4,188.8 963.7 11,311.7
June 6,352.0 4,239.0 977.7 11,568.8
July 6,512.3 4,271.8 996.9 11,781.0
August 6,704.7 4,343.1 1,015.8 12,063.5
Sept 6,873.9 4,404.9 1,026.7 12,305.5
October 7,060.2 4,469.8 1,037.0 12,567.0
November 7,241.6 4,565.7 1,048.1 12,855.4
December 7,421.2 4,680.8 1,081.2 13,183.2
Year 2017
January 7,548.4 4,710.9 1,089.1 13,348.4
February 7,890.4 4,704.1 1,213.2 13,807.7
March 8,070.1 4,726.7 1,310.7 14,107.5


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.