List of photovoltaic power stations

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Nellis Solar Power Plant in the United States.

The following is a list of photovoltaic power stations that are larger than 50 megawatts (MW) in current net capacity. Most are individual photovoltaic power stations, but some are groups of co-located plants owned by different independent power producers and with separate transformer connections to the grid. The plants on this list as of January 2015 have a combined capacity of over 6 gigawatts (GW),[1][2] representing about one sixth of total global capacity of utility-scale plants, reported by Wiki-Solar to be some 36 GWAC at the end of 2014.[3][4]

Solar photovoltaic cells convert sunlight into electricity and many solar photovoltaic power stations have been built. The size of these stations has increased progressively over the last decade with frequent new capacity records. Until 2006, the largest was the 1980s-vintage Carrisa Plain plant at 5.6 MW. The 22 MW Pocking Solar Park was built in 2006. In 2008, the largest PV plant was the 60 MW Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park. The 97 MW Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant went online in 2009. Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park reached 200 MW in 2012. In August 2012, Agua Caliente Solar Project, (Arizona, 290 MW) reached 247 MW only to be passed by three larger plants in 2013. As of November 2014, Topaz Solar Farm was the largest PV solar plant in the world at 550 MW. The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is a 550 MW solar power plant in Riverside County, California.[5][6]

Other large plants are under construction. The Solar Star project in California will reach 579 MW. Some plants over 1000 MW have been proposed around the world.

World's largest photovoltaic power stations[edit]

Name Location Capacity
MWp
Generation
GW·h p.a.
Year Remarks Ref
Topaz Solar Farm USA
35°23′N 120°4′W / 35.383°N 120.067°W / 35.383; -120.067 (Topaz Solar Farm)
550 1,096 2014 Gradually commissioned since February 2013, reached final capacity 550 MW in November 2014 [7][8][9]
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm USA
33°49′33″N 115°24′08″W / 33.82583°N 115.40222°W / 33.82583; -115.40222 (Desert Sunlight Solar Farm)
550 n.a. 2015 Phase I with 300 MW completed in 2013. Construction of phase II to final capacity of 550 MW in January 2015 [10][11][12]
Longyangxia Dam Solar Park China
36°07′20″N 100°55′06″E / 36.12222°N 100.91833°E / 36.12222; 100.91833 (Longyangxia Dam Solar Park)
320 n.a. 2013 Completed in December 2013 [13][14][15]
Solar Star I and II USA
 
309 n.a. 2015 Under construction, 747.3 MWp (579 MWAC) when completed by the end of 2015. Consists of Solar Star I (318 MWAC or 397.8 MWDC) and Solar Star II: 279 MWAC or 349.5 MWDC [16][17]
California Valley Solar Ranch USA
35°20′N 119°55′W / 35.333°N 119.917°W / 35.333; -119.917 (California Valley Solar Ranch)
292 399 2013 First 130 MW connected February 2013 [18][19][20][21]
Agua Caliente Solar Project USA
32°57.2′N 113°29.4′W / 32.9533°N 113.4900°W / 32.9533; -113.4900 (Agua Caliente)
290 626 2014 Project was completed in April 2014 [22][23][24][25]
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch USA
34°46′N 118°25′W / 34.767°N 118.417°W / 34.767; -118.417 (Antelope Valley Solar Ranch)
266 525 TBA Has received government loan guarantee Corresponds to 230 MWAC [22][26][27][28][5][29]
Mount Signal Solar USA
32°40.4′N 115°38.38′W / 32.6733°N 115.63967°W / 32.6733; -115.63967 (Mount Signal Solar)
265.7 n.a. 2014 Corresponds to 206 MWAC. Completed in May 2014. [30][31]
Charanka Solar Park India
23°54′N 71°12′E / 23.900°N 71.200°E / 23.900; 71.200 (Charanka Solar Park)
224 n.a. 2012 Collection of 17 co-located power plants, of which the largest is 25 MW [32][33]
Mesquite Solar project USA
33°20′N 112°55′W / 33.333°N 112.917°W / 33.333; -112.917 (Mesquite)
207 413 2013 First phase of 150 MW in January 2013. Up to 700 MW when complete.  
Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park China
36°24′00″N 95°07′30″E / 36.40000°N 95.12500°E / 36.40000; 95.12500 (Golmud Solar Park)
200 317 2011 Completed in October 2011. Within a group of 570 MW of co-located plants [34][35]
Gonghe Industrial Park Phase I China
 
200 n.a. 2013 Completed in December 2013 [36]
Imperial Valley Solar Project USA
 
200 n.a. 2013 Completed in August 2013 [37]
Copper Mountain Solar Facility USA
35°47′N 114°59′W / 35.783°N 114.983°W / 35.783; -114.983 (Copper Mountain Solar Facility)
192 n.a. 2013 Phase 1 completed in December 2010. Phase 2 completed in January 2013. [13][38]
Centinela Solar Energy Project USA
32°40′55″N 115°39′38″W / 32.68194°N 115.66056°W / 32.68194; -115.66056 (Centinela Solar Energy Project)
170 n.a. 2013 Completed in July 2013 [22][39]
Solarpark Meuro Germany
51°32′N 13°55′E / 51.533°N 13.917°E / 51.533; 13.917 (Solarpark Meuro)
166 n.a. 2012 Adjoins Senftenberg Solarpark [13]
Campo Verde Solar Project USA
32°45′N 115°43′W / 32.750°N 115.717°W / 32.750; -115.717 (Campo Verde Solar)
161 n.a. 2013 Completed in April 2013 [13][40]
Welspun Solar MP project India
 
151 n.a. 2014 Completed in February 2014 [41][42][43]
Imperial Solar Energy Center South USA
32°47′N 115°42′W / 32.783°N 115.700°W / 32.783; -115.700 (Imperial Solar South)
150 n.a. 2013 Completed in November 2013 [44][45]
Neuhardenberg Solar Park Germany
52°36′49.62″N 14°14′32.64″E / 52.6137833°N 14.2424000°E / 52.6137833; 14.2424000 (Neuhardenberg Solar Park)
145 n.a. 2012 A group of 11 co-located plant by the same developer but with different IPPs. Completed in September 2012. [13][46][47]
Arlington Valley Solar II USA
33°18′39″N 112°49′44″W / 33.31083°N 112.82889°W / 33.31083; -112.82889 (AVSE II)
145 n.a. 2013 Completed in November 2013 [13][48]
Catalina Solar Project USA
34°56′N 118°20′W / 34.933°N 118.333°W / 34.933; -118.333 (Catalina Solar Project)
143 204 2013 Phase 1 completed in 2012. Phase 2 completed in September 2013 [49][50][51]
Templin Solar Park Germany
53°1′53.62″N 13°32′18.92″E / 53.0315611°N 13.5385889°E / 53.0315611; 13.5385889 (Templin Solar Park)
128.48 n.a. 2012 Completed in September 2012 [13][52]
Sakri Solar Plant India
20°59′N 74°19′E / 20.983°N 74.317°E / 20.983; 74.317 (Sakri solar plant)
125 n.a. 2013 Completed in March 2013 [53][54][55]
Toul-Rosières Solar Park France
48°47′12″N 5°58′44″E / 48.786672°N 5.979002°E / 48.786672; 5.979002 (Toul-Rosières Solar Park)
115 n.a. 2012 Completed in July 2012 [56]
Perovo Solar Park Ukraine
44°54′N 33°56′E / 44.900°N 33.933°E / 44.900; 33.933 (Perovo Solar Park)
105.56 133 2011   [13][57][58]
Amanecer Solar Chile
 
100 n.a. 2014 Completed in June 2014 [59]
Gansu Jiayuguan Solar Park China
 
100 n.a. 2013 Completed in June 2013 [13][60]
Ningxia Qingyang Solar Park China
 
100 150 2013   [61][62]
Xitieshan Solar Park China
37°18′34″N 95°29′5″E / 37.30944°N 95.48472°E / 37.30944; 95.48472 (Xitieshan Solar Park)
100 164 2011 Phase I completed 2010, phases II and III in 2011 [63][64][65][66][67]
Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant Canada
42°56′N 82°20′W / 42.933°N 82.333°W / 42.933; -82.333 (Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant)
97 120 2010   [68][69][70]
Jasper Solar Energy Project South Africa
32°01′00″S 19°43′00″E / 32.01667°S 19.71667°E / -32.01667; 19.71667 (Kalkbult Solar Energy Facility)
96 180 2014 Completed in October 2014 [71]
Brandenburg-Briest Solarpark Germany
52°26′12″N 12°27′05″E / 52.43667°N 12.45139°E / 52.43667; 12.45139 (Brandenburg-Briest Solarpark)
91 n.a. 2011    
Solarpark Finow Tower Germany
52°49′31″N 13°41′54″E / 52.82528°N 13.69833°E / 52.82528; 13.69833 (Solarpark Finow Tower)
84.7 82 2011 Near capital Berlin. Uses Suntech modules. [13][72]
Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station Italy
42°21′N 11°35′E / 42.350°N 11.583°E / 42.350; 11.583 (Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station)
84.2 n.a. 2010   [13]
Lopburi Solar Farm Thailand
14°56′N 100°46′E / 14.933°N 100.767°E / 14.933; 100.767 (Lopburi Solar Farm)
84 106 2013 First phase completed in 2011. Additional 11 MW completed in May 2013. [73][74][75]
Eggebek Solar Park Germany
54°37′46″N 9°20′36″E / 54.62944°N 9.34333°E / 54.62944; 9.34333 (Eggebek Solar Park)
83.6 n.a. 2011    
Oita City Mega-Solar Power Plant Japan
 
82.02 n.a. 2014 Completed in April 2014 [76]
Senftenberg Solarpark Germany
51°33′N 13°59′E / 51.550°N 13.983°E / 51.550; 13.983 (Solarpark Senftenberg)
82 n.a. 2011 Phase II and III completed 2011 [13][77]
Finsterwalde Solar Park Germany
51°34′N 13°45′E / 51.567°N 13.750°E / 51.567; 13.750 (Finsterwalde Solar Park)
80.7 n.a. 2009 Phase I completed 2009, phase II and III 2010 [78][79]
Okhotnykovo Solar Park Ukraine
45°14′N 33°35′E / 45.233°N 33.583°E / 45.233; 33.583 (Okhotnykovo Solar Park)
80 100 2011   [13][80][81]
Datong Solar Park China
 
80 n.a. 2013 Phases I and II completed 2013, 20 MW Phase III under construction [62][82]
Kalkbult Solar Park South Africa
 
75 n.a. 2013   [13][83]
Lesedi Solar Park South Africa
 
75 n.a. 2014 Completed in May 2014 [84][85]
Letsatsi Solar Park South Africa
 
75 n.a. 2014 Completed in May 2014 [86][87]
Lieberose Photovoltaic Park Germany
51°55′N 14°24′E / 51.917°N 14.400°E / 51.917; 14.400 (Lieberose Photovoltaic Park)
71.8 n.a. 2009   [88][89]
Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant Italy
45°02′N 11°34′E / 45.033°N 11.567°E / 45.033; 11.567 (Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant)
70.556 n.a. 2010 Completed in November 2010 [90][91][13][92]
Kagoshima Nanatsujima Megasolar Project Japan
31°28′00″N 130°31′30″E / 31.46667°N 130.52500°E / 31.46667; 130.52500 (Kagoshima Nanatsujima Megasolar)
70 n.a. 2013   [13][93]
Nikolayevka Solar Park Ukraine
 
69.7 90 2013 Completed in August 2013 [13][94]
Sault Ste. Marie Solar Park Canada
46°33′N 84°21′W / 46.550°N 84.350°W / 46.550; -84.350 (Sault Ste Marie Solar Park)
69 n.a. 2011 First phase already completed in 2010 [13] [95]
Solarpark Alt Daber Germany
53°12′N 12°31′E / 53.200°N 12.517°E / 53.200; 12.517 (Solarpark Alt Daber)
67.8 71.4 2011   [13]
Gabardan Solar Park France
44°03′N 00°01′W / 44.050°N 0.017°W / 44.050; -0.017 (Gabardan - Losse solar power plant)
67.2 n.a. 2011 Completed in September 2011 [13][96]
Laowa Solar Park China
24°47′N 103°26′E / 24.783°N 103.433°E / 24.783; 103.433 (Laowa Solar Park)
66 n.a.  ??? 166 MW planned [97][98][99]
Alpine Solar USA
34°47′49″N 118°30′44″W / 34.796925°N 118.512315°W / 34.796925; -118.512315 (Alpine Solar)
66 n.a. 2013 Completed in February 2013 [13][100][101]
Hooper Solar USA
 
64 n.a. 2015 Completed in January 2015 [102]
Green Tower Germany
 
61 n.a. 2013 Completed in January 2013 [103]
Wulanchabu Siziwangqi Solar Park China
 
60.5 n.a.  ???   [104]
Karadzhalovo Solar Park Bulgaria
42°06′17″N 25°19′18″E / 42.10472°N 25.32167°E / 42.10472; 25.32167 (Karadzhalovo Solar Park)
60.4 n.a. 2012 Completed in March 2012 [105]
Alpaugh Solar Plant USA
 
60 n.a.  ??? Corresponds to 50 MWAC [22][106]
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park Spain
39°37′N 02°04′W / 39.617°N 2.067°W / 39.617; -2.067 (Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park)
60 85 2008 Completed in September 2008 [13]
Crucey Solar Park France
48°38′44″N 01°05′56″E / 48.64556°N 1.09889°E / 48.64556; 1.09889 (Crucey Solar Park)
60 n.a. 2012 Completed in September 2012 [107]
Silver State North USA
35°37′N 115°21′W / 35.617°N 115.350°W / 35.617; -115.350 (Silver State North)
60 122 2012 Completed in May 2012 [13][108][109]
Avenal Solar Facility USA
35°59′N 120°06′W / 35.983°N 120.100°W / 35.983; -120.100 (Avenal Solar Facility)
57.7 n.a.  ??? Corresponds to 45 MWAC [13][110]
Massangis Solar Park France
47°38′N 03°58′E / 47.633°N 3.967°E / 47.633; 3.967 (Massangis Solar Park)
56 n.a. 2012 Completed in October 2012 [13][111]
Priozernaya Solar Park Ukraine
 
54.8 n.a. 2013 Completed in March 2013 [13][112]
Strasskirchen Solar Park Germany
48°48′N 12°43′E / 48.800°N 12.717°E / 48.800; 12.717 (Strasskirchen Solar Park)
54 57 2009 Completed in December 2009 [13]
Walddrehna Solar Park Germany
51°47′N 13°38′E / 51.783°N 13.633°E / 51.783; 13.633 (Walddrehna Solar Park)
52.3 n.a. 2012 Completed in June 2012 [13][113]
Tutow Solar Park Germany
53°55′N 13°12′E / 53.917°N 13.200°E / 53.917; 13.200 (Tutow Solar Park)
52 n.a. 2011 First phase already completed in 2009 [13]
Waldpolenz Solar Park Germany
51°19′N 12°39′E / 51.317°N 12.650°E / 51.317; 12.650 (Waldpolenz Solar Park)
52 52 2008 Finished construction in December 2008. Added extension in September 2011 [114][115][116][117]
Puertollano Spain
38°37′18.12″N 3°58′31.31″W / 38.6217000°N 3.9753639°W / 38.6217000; -3.9753639 (Puertollano)
52 n.a. 2008   [118]
Pobeda Solar Park Bulgaria
43°31′16″N 24°32′30″E / 43.52111°N 24.54167°E / 43.52111; 24.54167 (Pobeda Solar Park)
50.6 n.a. 2012   [119][120]
Welspun Energy Rajasthan 50 MW Project India
27°24′40.69″N 72°9′30.40″E / 27.4113028°N 72.1584444°E / 27.4113028; 72.1584444 (Welspun Energy 55 MW Rajasthan Project)
50 n.a. 2013 Two stages of 15 MW plus one of 20 MW. Completed in March 2013. [121]
Qinghai Golmud Solar Park China
36°20′N 95°13′E / 36.333°N 95.217°E / 36.333; 95.217 (Qinghai Golmud Solar Park)
50 99 2011   [122][123][124][125][126]
Hongsibao Solar Park China
39°20′N 106°44′E / 39.333°N 106.733°E / 39.333; 106.733 (Hongsibao Solar Park)
50 n.a. 2011 First phase already completed in 2010 [127][128]
Huaneng Geermu Solar Park China
36°23′13.2″N 95°6′18″E / 36.387000°N 95.10500°E / 36.387000; 95.10500 (Huaneng Geermu Solar Park)
50 n.a. 2012 Scheduled for 2012 in 20 MW and 30 MW phases [129][130]
Gansu Dunhuang Solar Park China
40°04′12″N 94°30′06″E / 40.07°N 94.5018°E / 40.07; 94.5018 (Gansu Dunhuang Solar PV Power Station)
50 78 2013 Within the Qili Photoelectricity Park co-located site. Completed January 2013. [131]
Weidi Solar Park China
26°10′34″N 101°39′07″E / 26.17611°N 101.65194°E / 26.17611; 101.65194 (Weidi Solar Park)
50 65.940 2013 First 10 MW completed in December 2012. Completed March 2013. [132] [133]
Golmud CPV Solar Park China
36°25′N 94°54′E / 36.417°N 94.900°E / 36.417; 94.900 (Golmud CPV Solar Park)
50 n.a. 2013 Completed in May 2013 [134][135]
Tahara Solar Wind Project Japan
34°42′50″N 137°16′07″E / 34.71389°N 137.26861°E / 34.71389; 137.26861 (Tahara Solar Wind)
50 n.a. 2014 Consists of a 50 MW solar farm and a 6 MW wind farm. Completed in October 2014. [136][137]
Bahawalpur Pakistan
 
50 n.a. 2014 DACC & Conergy [138][139]
Notes:
  • For comparison of the listed "nominal power" in the above table, see list of largest power stations in the world, listing for each renewable and non-renewable technology the world's top 10 largest power stations in terms of nominal capacity.
  • List is generally incomplete, outdated and includes only the largest power stations, only above a capacity of 50 MW
Photovoltaic power plants

Large systems under construction or in planning[edit]

Large systems in planning or under construction
PV power station Country Site co-ordinates Nominal power
(MWp)
Expected
completion
Notes and description
Project Helios[140][141][142] Greece 10,000 2020 ** 2,000 MW sections in as yet undefined sites.
Ladakh Power Project[143] India 7,500 TBA Recently announced by government of India
Westlands Solar Park[144] USA 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933 (Westlands Solar Park) 2,700 TBA * 18 MW is completed
Ordos Solar Project[145] China 39°37′N 109°45′W / 39.617°N 109.750°W / 39.617; -109.750 (Ordos Solar Project)[146] 2,000 2019 ** To be completed in 4 stages, 30 MW, 100 MW, 870 MW, 1,000 MW[147]
Bulli Creek Solar Farm[148] Australia 2,000 TBA in 100-500MW sections
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park[149][150][151] UAE 24°46′51″N 55°22′13″E / 24.78083°N 55.37028°E / 24.78083; 55.37028 (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park) 1,000 2030 ** 13 MWp was completed in 2013. 2nd phase of 200 MWAC (260 MWp[152]) to be completed in 2017. Third phase of 800 MW announced in April 2015.[153]
Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park[138] Pakistan 29°19′N 71°49′E / 29.317°N 71.817°E / 29.317; 71.817 (Quaid-E-Azam Solar Park) 1,000 2016 * First phase of 100 MW to be completed in 2015.[154][155][156] Approved to be upgraded to 1500 MW.[157]
Mahabubnagar Solar Park [158] India 1,000 TBA
McCoy Solar Energy Project[159][160] USA 33°40′N 114°45′W / 33.667°N 114.750°W / 33.667; -114.750 (McCoy Solar Project) 750 2016 ** First phase of 250 MW to be completed in 2016[161]
Blythe Solar Power Project USA 33°39′N 114°43′W / 33.650°N 114.717°W / 33.650; -114.717 (Blythe Solar Power Project) 485 2018
Calzadilla de los Barros[162] Spain 38°18′N 6°16′W / 38.300°N 6.267°W / 38.300; -6.267 (Calzadilla de los Barros) 400 2015 **
Gadsden County[163] USA 30°35′N 84°37′W / 30.583°N 84.617°W / 30.583; -84.617 (Gadsden County) 400 **
Alamo Solar Farm[164] USA 29°17′N 98°26′W / 29.283°N 98.433°W / 29.283; -98.433 (Alamo Solar Farm) 400 2016 **
Ukujima Mega Solar Plant[165] Japan 33°12′05.3″N 129°38′10.0″E / 33.201472°N 129.636111°E / 33.201472; 129.636111 (Ukujima Solarpark) 400 2015 ** Photovolt Development
Panoche Valley Solar Farm [166] USA 36°37′N 120°52′W / 36.617°N 120.867°W / 36.617; -120.867 (Panoche Valley Solar Farm) 399
AVSP I[167] USA 35°53′N 118°10′W / 35.883°N 118.167°W / 35.883; -118.167 (AVSP I) 390 2016 **
Desert Stateline[10][11][168] USA 35°42′N 115°25′W / 35.700°N 115.417°W / 35.700; -115.417 (Desert Stateline) 360 2015 **
Soda Mountain Solar Project[169] USA 35°09′N 116°11′W / 35.150°N 116.183°W / 35.150; -116.183 (Soda Mountain) 350 2016 **
AVSP II[167] USA 35°53′N 118°10′W / 35.883°N 118.167°W / 35.883; -118.167 (AVSP II) 331.2 2016 **
Silver State South[170] USA 35°37′N 115°20′W / 35.617°N 115.333°W / 35.617; -115.333 (Silver State South) 250 2016 **[171]
Atacama Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant[172] Chile 20°28′S 69°28′W / 20.467°S 69.467°W / -20.467; -69.467 (Atacama Solar) 250 2017 ** To be completed 50 MW/year beginning in 2013
Royanejos Solarpark[173][174] Spain 38°58′N 6°21′W / 38.967°N 6.350°W / 38.967; -6.350 (Royanejos Solarpark) 250 2015 ** €270 million
Moapa Solar Farm USA 250 2016 ** Capacity given in AC, 250 MWAC.[175][176]
Mallee Solar Park[177] Australia 34°16′S 142°03′E / 34.267°S 142.050°E / -34.267; 142.050 (Mallee Solar Park) 216 2015 ** Thin film CdTe from First Solar
Tomakomai Solar Park[178] Japan 42°40′N 141°43′E / 42.667°N 141.717°E / 42.667; 141.717 (Tomakomai Solar Park) 200 **
Mildura Solar concentrator power station[179] Australia 34°27′S 142°11′E / 34.450°S 142.183°E / -34.450; 142.183 (Mildura Solar concentrator power station) 184.8 ** Heliostat concentrator using GaAs cells from Spectrolab
Moree Solar Farm[180] Australia 29°32′S 149°51′E / 29.533°S 149.850°E / -29.533; 149.850 (Moree Solar Farm) 180 2015 ** Multi crystalline solar PV, single-axis tracking
Encuentro Solar[181] Chile 180 **
Crucero Solar[181] Chile 180 **
Nzema Solar Park[182] Ghana 155 2015 **
Vranje Solar Park[183][184] Serbia 42°34′N 21°54′E / 42.567°N 21.900°E / 42.567; 21.900 (Vranje Solar Park) 150
Imperial Solar Energy Center West[44][45] USA 32°54′N 115°49′W / 32.900°N 115.817°W / 32.900; -115.817 (Imperial Solar West) 150 2016 **
SolarGen2 Imperial Valley USA 150 2014 *
Broken Hill Solar Plant Australia   53 2015 * Construction began October 2014. To be completed at end of 2015. Capacity of 53 MWAC.[185][186] Also see sister project Nyngan Solar Plant.[187]
Nyngan Solar Plant Australia 31°34′S 147°05′E / 31.567°S 147.083°E / -31.567; 147.083 (Nyngan Solar Park) 102 2015 * First 25 MW of total 102 MWAC connected in March, 2015.[188][189] Also see sister project Broken Hill Solar Plant.[187]
Kovin Solar Park[183][190] Serbia 44°47′N 20°59′E / 44.783°N 20.983°E / 44.783; 20.983 (Kovin Solar Park) 150
Luz Del Norte [191] Chile 141 December 2015 *
Quinto Solar Project[167][192] USA 37°07′N 121°04′W / 37.117°N 121.067°W / 37.117; -121.067 (Quinto Solar Project) 132 2015 *
Atacama 1 PV [193] Chile 100 2015
Kathu Solar Park[194] South Africa 27°35′S 25°40′E / 27.583°S 25.667°E / -27.583; 25.667 (Kathu Solar Park) 100 2014
Rays Solar Park[195] India 27°57′N 73°09′E / 27.950°N 73.150°E / 27.950; 73.150 (Rays Solar) 100 **
Springbok Solar Farm[196] USA 100 2016
Midlands[197] Zimbabwe 18°48′S 29°18′E / 18.800°S 29.300°E / -18.800; 29.300 (Midlands) 100 **
Customer Choice Solar Farm[198][199][200] USA 96 **
Redwoods Solar Farm[196] USA 90
Laberinto Este[181] Chile 76.7 **
North Star Solar[22] USA 72 2015 **
Laberinto Oeste[181] Chile 69.8 **
Beixiao Shilin Solar Park[201][202] China 66 * First 20 MW phase completed in 2010
Dongtai Solar Park[203] China 61.4 *
Jingneng Ge'ermu Solar Park[204] China 50.1 2013 *
Nobelsfontein Solar Park[205] South Africa 50 2015 **
Bahawalpur[138][206] Pakistan 50 2013 ** DACC & Conergy
Yongren Ganbala[207] China 26°10′57″N 101°40′16″E / 26.18250°N 101.67111°E / 26.18250; 101.67111 (Yongren Ganbala) 50 2013 * Yongren Xiehe Solar Power
Calderón[208] Ecuador 0°14′S 78°33′W / 0.233°S 78.550°W / -0.233; -78.550 (Calderón) 49.6 **
Legend: * Under construction; ** Planned

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note that nominal power may be AC or DC, depending on the plant, and therefore any totals quoted are hybrid. See AC-DC conundrum: Latest PV power-plant ratings follies put focus on reporting inconsistency (update)
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  127. ^ Canadian Solar Completes 50 MW Solar Project in China
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  150. ^ Dubai unveils Dh12b solar energy park
  151. ^ DSCE Vice Chairman visits Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
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  174. ^ Extremadura, Spain
  175. ^ LA buying $1.6B power from tribal solar plant
  176. ^ Moapa Solar Plant
  177. ^ Mallee Solar Park
  178. ^ Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant
  179. ^ 154 MW Victoria (Australia) Project
  180. ^ Moree Solar Farm
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