U.S. electric sector generation of solar PV energy projected 2019-2050

This statistic gives outlook figures on the renewable energy generation from solar photovoltaics in the U.S. electric power sector from 2019 to 2050. In 2050, energy generation from solar PV for the electric power sector is estimated to reach 760 billion kilowatt hours in the country.

Projection of the electric power sector's energy generation from solar photovoltaics in the U.S. from 2019 to 2050

Generation in billion kilowatt hours
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Release date

January 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Does not include off-grid photovoltaics. The approach used to develop the estimate, based on shipment data, provides an upper estimate of the size of the PV stock, including both grid-based and off-grid PV. It will overestimate the size of the stock, because shipments include a substantial number of units that are exported, and each year some of the PV units installed earlier will be retired from service or abandoned.

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