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U.S. solar energy share of total electricity generation 2018

This statistic shows the share of utility-scale solar electricity generation as a percentage of total net generation in the United States in 2018, by top states. That year, about 19 percent of California's electricity generation came from solar power resources.

Solar energy as a percentage of net electricity generation in the United States in 2018, by select state*

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Release date

June 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Smaller utilities report information on a yearly basis, and therefore, a certain amount of solar data has not yet been reported. “Net Generation” includes DPV generation. Net generation does not take into account imports and exports to and from each state and therefore the percentage of solar consumed in each state may vary from its percentage of net generation.

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