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 third of total global capacity of utility-scale plants, reported by Wiki-Solar to be some 30 GWAC at the end of 2014.[3][4][5]

Around the world 31.1 GW of PV systems were installed in 2012, up from 30.4 GW in 2011; PV remains, after hydro and wind power, the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity.[6]

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.[7][8]

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 Country Site co-ordinates Nominal
power[1][2]
(MWp)
Production
(Annual
GW·h)
Date 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 1096 November 2014 Gradually commissioned since February 2013, reached final capacity 550 MW in November 2014 [9][10][11]
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   January 2015 Phase I with 300 MW completed in 2013. Construction of phase II to final capacity of 550 MW in January 2015 [12][13][14]
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   December 2013   [15][16][17]
Solar Star I and II USA 309   end of 2015 Under construction, 579 MW when completed [18][19]
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 February 2013 First 130 MW connected February 2013 [20][21][22][23]
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 April 2014 [24][25][26][27]
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 [24][28][29][30][7][31]
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   May 2014 Corresponds to 206 MWAC [32][33]
Charanka Solar Park India 23°54′N 71°12′E / 23.900°N 71.200°E / 23.900; 71.200 (Charanka Solar Park) 224   2012 Collection of 17 co-located power plants, of which the largest is 25 MW [34][35]
Mesquite Solar project USA 33°20′N 112°55′W / 33.333°N 112.917°W / 33.333; -112.917 (Mesquite) 207 413 January 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 October 2011 Within a group of 570 MW of co-located plants [36][37]
Gonghe Industrial Park Phase I China 200   December 2013   [38]
Imperial Valley Solar Project USA 200   August 2013 [39]
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   December 2010 Phase 1 completed in December 2010. Phase 2 completed in January 2013. [15][40]
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   July 2013   [24][41]
Solarpark Meuro Germany 51°32′N 13°55′E / 51.533°N 13.917°E / 51.533; 13.917 (Solarpark Meuro) 166   2012 Adjoins Senftenberg Solarpark [15]
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   April 2013   [15][42]
Welspun Solar MP project India   151   February 2014 [43][44][45]
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   November 2013   [46][47]
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   September 2012 A group of 11 co-located plant by the same developer but with different IPPs [15][48][49]
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   November 2013   [15][50]
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 2012 Phase 1 completed in 2012. Phase 2 completed in September 2013 [51][52][53]
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   September 2012   [15][54]
Sakri Solar Plant India 20°59′N 74°19′E / 20.983°N 74.317°E / 20.983; 74.317 (Sakri solar plant) 125   March 2013 [55][56][57]
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   July 2012   [58]
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   [15][59][60]
Amanecer Solar Chile 100 June 2014 [61]
Gansu Jiayuguan Solar Park China 100   June 2013   [15][62]
Ningxia Qingyang Solar Park China 100 150 2013   [63][64]
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 2010 Phase I completed 2010, phases II and III in 2011 [65][66][67][68][69]
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 [70][71][72]
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 October 2014 [73]
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   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. [15][74]
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   2010   [15]
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 2011 Additional 11 MW completed in May 2013 [75][76][77]
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   2011  
Oita City Mega-Solar Power Plant Japan 82.02   April 2014 [78]
Senftenberg Solarpark Germany 51°33′N 13°59′E / 51.550°N 13.983°E / 51.550; 13.983 (Solarpark Senftenberg) 82     Phase II and III completed 2011 [15][79]
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   2009 Phase I completed 2009, phase II and III 2010 [80][81]
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   [15][82][83]
Datong Solar Park China 80   2013 Phases I and II completed 2013, 20 MW Phase III under construction [64][84]
Kalkbult Solar Park South Africa 75   2013   [15][85]
Lesedi Solar Park South Africa   75   May 2014   [86][87]
Letsatsi Solar Park South Africa   75   May 2014   [88][89]
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   2009   [90][91]
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   November 2010   [92][93][15][94]
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   2013   [15][95]
Nikolayevka Solar Park Ukraine 69.7 90 August 2013   [15][96]
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   2011 First phase already completed in 2010 [15] [97]
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   [15]
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   September 2011   [15][98]
Laowa Solar Park China 24°47′N 103°26′E / 24.783°N 103.433°E / 24.783; 103.433 (Laowa Solar Park) 66     166 MW planned [99][100][101]
Alpine Solar USA 34°47′49″N 118°30′44″W / 34.796925°N 118.512315°W / 34.796925; -118.512315 (Alpine Solar) 66   February 2013   [15][102][103]
Hooper Solar USA 64   January 2015   [104]
Green Tower Germany   61   January 2013   [105]
Wulanchabu Siziwangqi Solar Park China   60.5       [106]
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   March 2012   [107]
Alpaugh Solar Plant USA 60     Corresponds to 50 MWAC [24][108]
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 September 2008   [15]
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   September 2012   [109]
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 May 2012   [15][110][111]
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     Corresponds to 45 MWAC [15][112]
Massangis Solar Park France 47°38′N 03°58′E / 47.633°N 3.967°E / 47.633; 3.967 (Massangis Solar Park) 56   October 2012   [15][113]
Priozernaya Solar Park Ukraine 54.8   March 2013   [15][114]
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 December 2009   [15]
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   June 2012   [15][115]
Tutow Solar Park Germany 53°55′N 13°12′E / 53.917°N 13.200°E / 53.917; 13.200 (Tutow Solar Park) 52   2011 First phase already completed in 2009 [15]
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 December 2008 Added extension in September 2011 [116][117][118][119][117][118][118]
Puertollano Spain 38°37′18.12″N 3°58′31.31″W / 38.6217000°N 3.9753639°W / 38.6217000; -3.9753639 (Puertollano) 52   2008 [120]
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   2012   [121][122]
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   March 2013 Two stages of 15 MW plus one of 20 MW [123]
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   [124][125][126][127][128]
Hongsibao Solar Park China 39°20′N 106°44′E / 39.333°N 106.733°E / 39.333; 106.733 (Hongsibao Solar Park) 50   2011 First phase already completed in 2010 [129][130]
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   2012 Scheduled for 2012 in 20 MW and 30 MW phases [131][132]
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 January 2013 Within the Qili Photoelectricity Park co-located site [133]
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 December 2012 First 10 MW completed in December 2012 Completed March 2013 [134] [135]
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   May 2013   [136][137]
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[138][139][140] Greece 10,000 2020 ** 2,000 MW sections in as yet undefined sites.
Westlands Solar Park[141] USA 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933 (Westlands Solar Park) 2,700 2015 ** 18 MW is completed
Ordos Solar Project[142] China 39°37′N 109°45′W / 39.617°N 109.750°W / 39.617; -109.750 (Ordos Solar Project)[143] 2,000 2019 ** To be completed in 4 stages, 30 MW, 100 MW, 870 MW, 1,000 MW[144]
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park[145][146][147] United Arab Emirates 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 MW is completed, 200 MW to be completed in 2017
Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park[148] 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.[149][150][151] Approved to be upgraded to 1500 MW.[152]
McCoy Solar Energy Project[153][154] 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[155]
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[156] 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[157] USA 30°35′N 84°37′W / 30.583°N 84.617°W / 30.583; -84.617 (Gadsden County) 400 **
Alamo Solar Farm[158] 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[159] 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 [160] USA 36°37′N 120°52′W / 36.617°N 120.867°W / 36.617; -120.867 (Panoche Valley Solar Farm) 399
AVSP I[161] USA 35°53′N 118°10′W / 35.883°N 118.167°W / 35.883; -118.167 (AVSP I) 390 2016 **
Desert Stateline[12][13][162] 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[163] USA 35°09′N 116°11′W / 35.150°N 116.183°W / 35.150; -116.183 (Soda Mountain) 350 2016 **
AVSP II[161] 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[164] USA 35°37′N 115°20′W / 35.617°N 115.333°W / 35.617; -115.333 (Silver State South) 250 2016 **[165]
Atacama Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant[166] 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[167][168] 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[169][170] USA 250 (AC) 2016 **
Mallee Solar Park[171] 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[172] 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[173] 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[174] 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[175] Chile 180 **
Crucero Solar[175] Chile 180 **
Nzema Solar Park[176] Ghana 155 2015 **
Vranje Solar Park[177][178] 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[46][47] 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 *
Nyngan Solar Park[179] Australia 31°34′S 147°05′E / 31.567°S 147.083°E / -31.567; 147.083 (Nyngan Solar Park) 150 2015 ** Includes Nyngan and Broken Hill sites. Thin film CdTe from First Solar.
Kovin Solar Park[177][180] Serbia 44°47′N 20°59′E / 44.783°N 20.983°E / 44.783; 20.983 (Kovin Solar Park) 150
Quinto Solar Project[161][181] USA 37°07′N 121°04′W / 37.117°N 121.067°W / 37.117; -121.067 (Quinto Solar Project) 132 2015 *
Welspun Energy 130 MW Neemuch Project[182] India 24°41′13.86″N 75°8′2.26″E / 24.6871833°N 75.1339611°E / 24.6871833; 75.1339611 (Welspun Energy Neemuch Project) 130 2014 *
Kathu Solar Park[183] 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[184] India 27°57′N 73°09′E / 27.950°N 73.150°E / 27.950; 73.150 (Rays Solar) 100 **
Springbok Solar Farm[185] USA 100 2016
Midlands[186] Zimbabwe 18°48′S 29°18′E / 18.800°S 29.300°E / -18.800; 29.300 (Midlands) 100 **
Customer Choice Solar Farm[187][188][189] USA 96 **
Redwoods Solar Farm[185] USA 90
Laberinto Este[175] Chile 76.7 **
North Star Solar[24] USA 72 2015 **
Laberinto Oeste[175] Chile 69.8 **
Beixiao Shilin Solar Park[190][191] China 66 * First 20 MW phase completed in 2010
Dongtai Solar Park[192] China 61.4 *
Jingneng Ge'ermu Solar Park[193] China 50.1 2013 *
Tahara Solar Wind Project[194] Japan 34°42′50″N 137°16′07″E / 34.71389°N 137.26861°E / 34.71389; 137.26861 (Tahara Solar Wind) 50 2014 ** Consists of a 50MW solar farm and a 6MW wind farm
Nobelsfontein Solar Park[195] South Africa 50 2015 **
Bahawalpur[148][196] Pakistan 50 2013 ** DACC & Conergy
Yongren Ganbala[197] 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[198] Ecuador 0°14′S 78°33′W / 0.233°S 78.550°W / -0.233; -78.550 (Calderón) 49.6 **
Legend: * Under construction; ** Planned

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  37. ^ Qinghai leads in photovoltaic power
  38. ^ 200MW Gonghe PV Station of Huanghe Company Synchronized, China Power Investment Corporation, Dec 16,2013
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  40. ^ America's Largest PV Power Plant Is Now Live (December 6, 2010), Renewable Energy World
  41. ^ Energy Division Resolution E-4388
  42. ^ First Solar: First Solar Sells 139-Megawatt Campo Verde Solar Project
  43. ^ India’s largest solar plant in MP, Modi calls it ‘saffron revolution’
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  45. ^ Welspun Energy Ltd. 151 (DC) MW Solar Plant, Madhya Pradesh, http://www.welspunenergy.com
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  48. ^ Lima Group: BV Neuhardenberg
  49. ^ "GESAMTPLANUNG Solarpark Neuhardenberg". Enfo AG. Retrieved Feb 2013. 
  50. ^ SolarIndustry: Fluor Completes 125 MW Arlington Valley Solar Energy Facility In Arizona
  51. ^ Catalina Solar Project
  52. ^ EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Catalina Solar Project
  53. ^ RPS Project Status Table - October 2013 Update
  54. ^ CFB News: Commerz Real Acquires Germany’s Largest Solar Park
  55. ^ 125 MW 'photovoltaic solar energy project' at Shivajinagar,Sakri,Dhule, Maharashtra, India
  56. ^ India-Germany Statement on Strategic and Global Partnership
  57. ^ Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Shivajinagar
  58. ^ EDF EN commissions a 115 MWp solar plant in the Lorraine region of France
  59. ^ PVTECH: Activ Solar adds 20MW to Perovo Solar Power Station
  60. ^ В Крыму построили крупнейшую солнечную электростанцию в мире
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  63. ^ GCL-Poly: GCL-Poly Completed the Construction and Grid-Connection of 100MW PV Power Plant in Desert in Qingyang, Ningxia
  64. ^ a b PV Magazine: GCL-Poly brings 160 MW PV power plants online in China
  65. ^ CGN: Solar Energy
  66. ^ CGN: 中广核集团青海锡铁山100兆瓦光伏并网发电项目竣工投产
  67. ^ Project 5763 : CGN Qinghai Xitieshan Phase I 10MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
  68. ^ Project 5952 : CGN Qinghai Xitieshan Phase II 30MWp Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
  69. ^ Xitieshan Phase III 60MWp Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
  70. ^ Enbridge Inc. buys Sarnia solar farm
  71. ^ CPS Energy ratchets up investment in solar
  72. ^ Sarnia Solar Project Celebration
  73. ^ SolarReserve.com Jasper PV Project, 2014
  74. ^ SolarHybrid: FinowTower2
  75. ^ NED adds 84MW Thai PV plant
  76. ^ Project Design Document
  77. ^ ThailandBusinessNews: Thailand Plans To Rev Up Solar Power
  78. ^ https://www.marubeni.com/news/2014/release/140423e.pdf
  79. ^ SolarServer: 78 MW of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic plant connected to grid in Senftenberg, Germany
  80. ^ Good Energies, NIBC Infrastructure Partners acquire Finsterwalde II and Finsterwalde III
  81. ^ Implementation of the 39 MWp – "Solar Park Finsterwalde II and Finsterwalde III"
  82. ^ PVTECH: Activ Solar completes first phases of 80MW Ukrainian solar plant
  83. ^ Mission accomplished for Activ Solar: final phase of Ukraine solar plant completed
  84. ^ GCL-Poly: GCL-Poly completed the construction and grid-connection of the largest photovoltaic power plant (60MW) in Shanxi in one shot
  85. ^ Scatec Solar: References - PV solar parks (ground mounted)
  86. ^ SolarReserve: Lesedi PV Project
  87. ^ power-technology.com: Lesedi Solar PV Project, Kimberly, South Africa
  88. ^ SolarReserve: Letsatsi PV Project
  89. ^ power-technology.com: Letsatsi Solar PV Power Plant, South Africa
  90. ^ Germany Turns On World's Biggest Solar Power Project
  91. ^ Lieberose solar farm becomes Germany's biggest, World's second-biggest
  92. ^ SunEdison sells Europe's largest solar plant to First Reserve
  93. ^ First Reserve buys 70 MW solar plant from SunEdison
  94. ^ Rovigo, photovoltaic plant in Europe - Italy
  95. ^ "京セラ、70メガワットのメガソーラー鹿児島で建設計画". ecool.jp. April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  96. ^ PV Tech: Activ Solar completes 69.7MW Nikolayevka Solar Park in Ukraine
  97. ^ Transactions
  98. ^ EDF BILAN SOLAIRE AU 31 DECEMBRE 2010
  99. ^ Project 4082 : Kunming Shilin Grid-connected Solar Power Generation Project
  100. ^ Yunnan Kunming Shilin Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Project
  101. ^ Shilin Kunming 66MW Grid-in PV Project
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  106. ^ Project 7992 : Inner Mongolia Wulanchabu Siziwangqi Phase II 60MWp Solar Power Project
  107. ^ US SunEdison built near village of Karadzhalovo the biggest solar park on the Balkans
  108. ^ RESOLUTION E-4377, November 19, 2010
  109. ^ EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 60 MWp solar power plant in Crucey - France
  110. ^ Enbridge Acquires Silver State North Project From First Solar
  111. ^ Enbridge acquires 50 MW Nevada solar project from First Solar
  112. ^ NRG Solar and Eurus Energy Avenal Solar Facility Starts Generating Power
  113. ^ PVTech: EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 56 MW solar plant in France
  114. ^ "Priozernaya Solar Power Station". Activ Solar. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  115. ^ Eneparc AG: Walddrehna, Germany
  116. ^ Large photovoltaic plant in Muldentalkreis
  117. ^ a b Germany's largest Solar parks connected to the grid (19 Dec 08)
  118. ^ a b c Waldpolenz got extended by nearly 12 MW (Sep 11)
  119. ^ Energieeffizientes Bürogebäude in Brandis
  120. ^ "Puertollano". Renovalia Energy. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  121. ^ SolarServer: Mounting Systems and Conecon build solar PV parks totaling 85 MW in Bulgaria
  122. ^ ABB to execute solar service contract in Bulgaria
  123. ^ "Welspun Energy commissions 50 MW PV plant ahead of schedule". PV-News. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  124. ^ Longyuan Power: China Longyuan’s Qinghai Geermu Phase I 20MW On-grid PV Power Project has been Put Into Operation
  125. ^ Longyuan Power: China Longyuan’s Geermu Phase II PV Power Project has been Put Into Operation
  126. ^ Sungrow: Geermu Phase-I 20MWpPV Grid Connected Power Plant Project by Longyuan Electric Power Group
  127. ^ Project 5379 : Qinghai Golmud Solar Power Project
  128. ^ Phase II
  129. ^ Canadian Solar Completes 50 MW Solar Project in China
  130. ^ Sungrow: Ningxia Power Generation Group 50 MW Power Plant Project in Hongsibao
  131. ^ Project 5628 : Huaneng Geermu Solar Power Generation Project
  132. ^ Project 6414 : Huaneng Geermu Phase II Solar Power Generation Project
  133. ^ "Gansu Dunhuang 50 MWp Solar PV Power Station Project". CDM Register. UNFCCC. Retrieved Feb 2013. 
  134. ^ Project 8262 : Weidi Grid-connected Solar PV Power Project in Yongren County
  135. ^ SAC: Hilly PV Power Station Built—Largest in Asia Successful Synchronization in One-go
  136. ^ Suncore: 50 MW CPV Power Plant in Golmud, Qinghai, China
  137. ^ Emcore Investor Presentation
  138. ^ Website
  139. ^ Project Helios
  140. ^ Hellenic Republic appoints Guggenheim Partners as advisor to project Helios
  141. ^ Westland Solar Park
  142. ^ Will China and the US be partners or rivals in the new energy economy?
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  144. ^ The Fate of First Solar’s Two-Gigawatt PV Project in China
  145. ^ Forget Oil, Dubai Plans Huge Solar Farm
  146. ^ Dubai unveils Dh12b solar energy park
  147. ^ DSCE Vice Chairman visits Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
  148. ^ a b AEG to Build 450mw Solar Project in Pakistan
  149. ^ Project-Website: Current Status
  150. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/698070/pakistan-plans-huge-desert-solar-park-to-fight-energy-crisis/
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  153. ^ McCoy Solar Energy Project
  154. ^ Secretary Salazar Announces Milestone on McCoy Solar Energy Project
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  156. ^ Spanish Region Backs $571 Million Solar Plant Without Subsidies
  157. ^ http://www.havanaherald.net/archives/3953-CEO-GIVES-UPDATE-ON-NATIONAL-SOLAR.html
  158. ^ Construction Begins for OCI Solar Power’s Alamo I Project
  159. ^ Germany’s Photovolt Development Plans 400MW Solar Farm
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  162. ^ Project Overview
  163. ^ Another Solar Plant Proposed Near Mojave National Preserve
  164. ^ Silver State South
  165. ^ PV Magazine 28. May 2014
  166. ^ PDD
  167. ^ 250 MW, Unsubsidized Solar PV Power Plant Planned For Western Spain
  168. ^ Extremadura, Spain
  169. ^ LA buying $1.6B power from tribal solar plant
  170. ^ Moapa Solar Plant
  171. ^ Mallee Solar Park
  172. ^ Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant
  173. ^ 154 MW Victoria (Australia) Project
  174. ^ Moree Solar Farm
  175. ^ a b c d SolarServer: Chile gives environmental approval for 506.5 MW of PV projects
  176. ^ Solar plant planned for Ghana would be fourth-largest in the world
  177. ^ a b Solar park highlights the growing focus on green energy projects in Serbia
  178. ^ Vranje
  179. ^ Nyngan Solar Park
  180. ^ Kovin
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  184. ^ Rays Solar Park
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  186. ^ Zimbabwe Power Company plans 100MW PV facility
  187. ^ KCRD Solar Farm
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  189. ^ Cleantech America Plans 80 MW Solar PV Farm for California Renewable Energy Access, 10 July 2007.
  190. ^ Project Yunnan Kunming Shilin Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Project
  191. ^ Phase-I project of Asia's largest solar power plant put into operation
  192. ^ Project 7855 : CECEP Dongtai Solar Power Generation Co., Ltd. 1st and 2nd Stage Bundled PV Tidal Flat Ground Power Projects
  193. ^ Project 8013 : Qinghai Jingneng Ge'ermu Solar PV Power Project
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  195. ^ Project 8148 : Karoo Renewable Energy Facility (Nobelsfontein Solar PV)
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  197. ^ Yongren Ganbala Grid-connected Photovoltaic Power Project
  198. ^ Isofoton proposes largest Latin American project

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