How Much Solar Energy is There?
It's estimated that about one-third solar power comes from small-scale photovoltaic generation. Now that estimate will be a more accurate count as the federal government begins a more diligent measurement. The Energy Information Administration will begin to count small-scale solar PV generation by state and sector in an effort to understand how much solar energy comes from roofs, in addition to community solar farms and utility-scale solar projects. Learn about the methods EIA used to calculate the generation of megawatt-hours, where your state falls in small distributed PV capacity and where to access all the information in full reports.