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 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 April 2013 have a combined capacity of over 4 GW,[1][2] representing about one third of total global capacity of utility-scale plants, reported by Wiki-Solar to be some 21 GWAC at the end of 2013.[3][4]

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. [5]

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 22MW Pocking Solar Park was built in 2006. In 2008, the largest PV plant was the 60MW Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park. The 97 MW Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant went online in 2009. Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park reached 200MW in 2012. As of April 2013, the largest individual photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the world is Agua Caliente Solar Project, (Arizona, 290 MW).

Even larger plants are under construction. The Topaz Solar Farm is a 550 MW photovoltaic power plant, being built in San Luis Obispo County, California[6] and gradually commissioned since February 2013.[7] The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is a 550 MW solar power plant under construction in Riverside County, California.[8][9]

World's largest photovoltaic power stations[edit]

World's largest photovoltaic power stations (50 MW or larger)
Photovoltaic power station Country Site co-ordinates Nominal
power[1][2]
(MWp)
Production
(Annual
GW·h)
Notes and references
Topaz Solar Farm[6][10] USA 35°23′N 120°4′W / 35.383°N 120.067°W / 35.383; -120.067 (Topaz Solar Farm) 500 installed capacity as of June 2014, gradually commissioned since February 2013[7] toward final capacity 550 MW
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm[11][12] USA 33°49′33″N 115°24′08″W / 33.82583°N 115.40222°W / 33.82583; -115.40222 (Desert Sunlight Solar Farm) 500 Commissioned since November 2013 toward final capacity 550 MW
Longyangxia Dam Solar Park[13][14][15] China 36°07′20″N 100°55′06″E / 36.12222°N 100.91833°E / 36.12222; 100.91833 (Longyangxia Dam Solar Park) 320 Completed December 2013
California Valley Solar Ranch[16] USA 35°20′N 119°55′W / 35.333°N 119.917°W / 35.333; -119.917 (California Valley Solar Ranch) 292[17][18] 399 First 130MW connected Feb 2013.[19]
Agua Caliente Solar Project[20] USA 32°57.2′N 113°29.4′W / 32.9533°N 113.4900°W / 32.9533; -113.4900 (Agua Caliente) 290[21][22] 626 completed April 2014[23]
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch[20][24][25] USA 34°46′N 118°25′W / 34.767°N 118.417°W / 34.767; -118.417 (Antelope Valley Solar Ranch) 266[26] 230 MWAC. Has received government loan guarantee[8]
Charanka Solar Park[27] India 23°54′N 71°12′E / 23.900°N 71.200°E / 23.900; 71.200 (Charanka Solar Park) 224[28] Collection of 17 co-located power plants, of which the largest is 25MW
Mesquite Solar project USA 33°20′N 112°55′W / 33.333°N 112.917°W / 33.333; -112.917 (Mesquite) 207 413 up to 700 MW when complete
Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park[29] China 36°24′00″N 95°07′30″E / 36.40000°N 95.12500°E / 36.40000; 95.12500 (Golmud Solar Park) 200 317 Completed October 2011 within a group of 570 MW of co-located plants[30]
Mount Signal Solar USA 206 completed May 2014[31]
Imperial Valley Solar Project USA 200 Completed August 2013[32]
Copper Mountain Solar Facility[13] USA 35°47′N 114°59′W / 35.783°N 114.983°W / 35.783; -114.983 (Copper Mountain Solar Facility) 192 Phase 1 completed in December 2010.[33] Phase 2 completed in January 2013
Centinela Solar Energy Project[20][34] USA 32°40′55″N 115°39′38″W / 32.68194°N 115.66056°W / 32.68194; -115.66056 (Centinela Solar Energy Project) 170 completed in 2013
Solarpark Meuro[13] Germany 51°32′N 13°55′E / 51.533°N 13.917°E / 51.533; 13.917 (Solarpark Meuro) 166 Adjoins Senftenberg Solarpark
Campo Verde Solar Project[13][35] USA 32°45′N 115°43′W / 32.750°N 115.717°W / 32.750; -115.717 (Campo Verde Solar) 161 Completed 2013
Imperial Solar Energy Center South[36][37][38] USA 32°47′N 115°42′W / 32.783°N 115.700°W / 32.783; -115.700 (Imperial Solar South) 150 2013
Neuhardenberg Solar Park[13][39] 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 Completed September 2012. A group of 11 co-located plant by the same developer[40] but with different IPPs
Arlington Valley Solar II[13][41] USA 33°18′39″N 112°49′44″W / 33.31083°N 112.82889°W / 33.31083; -112.82889 (AVSE II) 145 Completed in November 2013
Catalina Solar Project[42] USA 34°56′N 118°20′W / 34.933°N 118.333°W / 34.933; -118.333 (Catalina Solar Project) 143 204 Phase 1 completed in 2012, Phase 2 completed in September 2013[43][44]
Welspun Solar MP project[45] India 130 Completed February 2014
Templin Solar Park[13][46] 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 Completed September 2012
Toul-Rosières Solar Park[47] France 48°47′12″N 5°58′44″E / 48.786672°N 5.979002°E / 48.786672; 5.979002 (Toul-Rosières Solar Park) 115 Completed July 2012
Perovo Solar Park[13][48] Ukraine 44°54′N 33°56′E / 44.900°N 33.933°E / 44.900; 33.933 (Perovo Solar Park) 105.56 133[49] Completed 2011
Xitieshan Solar Park[50][51][52][53][54] China 37°18′34″N 95°29′5″E / 37.30944°N 95.48472°E / 37.30944; 95.48472 (Xitieshan Solar Park) 100 164 Phase I completed 2010, phases II and III in 2011
Gansu Jiayuguan Solar Park[13][55] China 100 Connected June 2013
Ningxia Qingyang Solar Park[56][57] China 100 150 Completed 2013
Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant[58] Canada 42°56′N 82°20′W / 42.933°N 82.333°W / 42.933; -82.333 (Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant) 97[59] 120 Constructed 2009–2010[60]
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 Commissioned 2011
Solarpark Finow Tower[13][61] Germany 52°49′31″N 13°41′54″E / 52.82528°N 13.69833°E / 52.82528; 13.69833 (Solarpark Finow Tower) 84.7
Montalto di Castro Photovoltaic Power Station[13] 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 Constructed 2009–2010
Lopburi Solar Farm[62][63][64] Thailand 14°56′N 100°46′E / 14.933°N 100.767°E / 14.933; 100.767 (Lopburi Solar Farm) 84 106 Completed 2011, additional 11 MW completed in May 2013
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 Commissioned 2011
Oita City Mega-Solar Power Plant Japan 82.02 Completed April 2014 [65]
Senftenberg Solarpark[13][66] 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
Finsterwalde Solar Park[67][68] Germany 51°34′N 13°45′E / 51.567°N 13.750°E / 51.567; 13.750 (Finsterwalde Solar Park) 80.7 Phase I completed 2009, phase II and III 2010
Okhotnykovo Solar Park[13][69][70] Ukraine 45°14′N 33°35′E / 45.233°N 33.583°E / 45.233; 33.583 (Okhotnykovo Solar Park) 80 100 Completed 2011
Datong Solar Park[71][57] China 80 Phases I and II completed 2013, 20 MW Phase III under construction
Kalkbult Solar Park[13][72] South Africa 75 Completed 2013
Lesedi Solar Park[73][74] South Africa 75 Completed May 2014
Letsatsi Solar Park[75][76] South Africa 75 Completed May 2014
Lieberose Photovoltaic Park[77][78] Germany 51°55′N 14°24′E / 51.917°N 14.400°E / 51.917; 14.400 (Lieberose Photovoltaic Park) 71.8 Completed 2009
Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant[79][80] Italy 45°02′N 11°34′E / 45.033°N 11.567°E / 45.033; 11.567 (Rovigo Photovoltaic Power Plant) 70.556[13][81] Completed November 2010
Sakri solar plant[82] India 20°59′N 74°19′E / 20.983°N 74.317°E / 20.983; 74.317 (Sakri solar plant) 70 70 MW March 25, 2013[83] 150 MW in May 2013[84]
Kagoshima Nanatsujima Megasolar Project[13][85] Japan 31°28′00″N 130°31′30″E / 31.46667°N 130.52500°E / 31.46667; 130.52500 (Kagoshima Nanatsujima Megasolar) 70 Completed in 2013
Nikolayevka Solar Park[13][86] Ukraine 69.7 90 Completed August 2013
Sault Ste. Marie Solar Park[13][87] Canada 46°33′N 84°21′W / 46.550°N 84.350°W / 46.550; -84.350 (Sault Ste Marie Solar Park) 69[88] Completed 2010–2011
Solarpark Alt Daber[13] Germany 53°12′N 12°31′E / 53.200°N 12.517°E / 53.200; 12.517 (Solarpark Alt Daber) 67.8 71.4 Completed 2011
Gabardan Solar Park[13][89] France 44°03′N 00°01′W / 44.050°N 0.017°W / 44.050; -0.017 (Gabardan - Losse solar power plant) 67.2 Completed September 2011
Laowa Solar Park[90][91][92] China 24°47′N 103°26′E / 24.783°N 103.433°E / 24.783; 103.433 (Laowa Solar Park) 66 166 MW planned
Alpine Solar[13][93] USA 34°47′49″N 118°30′44″W / 34.796925°N 118.512315°W / 34.796925; -118.512315 (Alpine Solar)[94] 66 Completed February 2013
Green Tower[95] Germany 61 Completed January 2013
Wulanchabu Siziwangqi Solar Park[96] China 60.5
Karadzhalovo Solar Park[97] Bulgaria 42°06′17″N 25°19′18″E / 42.10472°N 25.32167°E / 42.10472; 25.32167 (Karadzhalovo Solar Park) 60.4 Completed March 2012
Alpaugh Solar Plant[20][98] USA 60 50 MW (AC)[99]
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[13] Completed September 2008
Crucey Solar Park[100] France 48°38′44″N 01°05′56″E / 48.64556°N 1.09889°E / 48.64556; 1.09889 (Crucey Solar Park) 60 Completed September 2012
Silver State North[13][101] USA 35°37′N 115°21′W / 35.617°N 115.350°W / 35.617; -115.350 (Silver State North) 60 122[102] May 2012
Avenal Solar Facility[13][103] USA 35°59′N 120°06′W / 35.983°N 120.100°W / 35.983; -120.100 (Avenal Solar Facility) 57.7 45 MW (AC)
Massangis Solar Park[13][104] France 47°38′N 03°58′E / 47.633°N 3.967°E / 47.633; 3.967 (Massangis Solar Park) 56 Completed October 2012
Priozernaya Solar Park[13][105] Ukraine 54.8 Completed March 2013
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[13] Completed December 2009
Walddrehna Solar Park[13][106] Germany 51°47′N 13°38′E / 51.783°N 13.633°E / 51.783; 13.633 (Walddrehna Solar Park) 52.3 Completed June 2012
Tutow Solar Park[13] Germany 53°55′N 13°12′E / 53.917°N 13.200°E / 53.917; 13.200 (Tutow Solar Park) 52 Completed in 2009–2011
Waldpolenz Solar Park[107][108] Germany 51°19′N 12°39′E / 51.317°N 12.650°E / 51.317; 12.650 (Waldpolenz Solar Park) 52[109][110] 52[108][109] Completed in December 2008, with an extension in September 2011[109]
Puertollano[111] Spain 38°37′18.12″N 3°58′31.31″W / 38.6217000°N 3.9753639°W / 38.6217000; -3.9753639 (Puertollano) 52 Completed 2008 (here)
Pobeda Solar Park[112][113] Bulgaria 43°31′16″N 24°32′30″E / 43.52111°N 24.54167°E / 43.52111; 24.54167 (Pobeda Solar Park) 50.6 Completed 2012
Welspun Energy Rajasthan 50 MW Project[114] 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 Two stages of 15 MW plus one of 20 MW
Qinghai Golmud Solar Park[115][116][117][118][119] China 36°20′N 95°13′E / 36.333°N 95.217°E / 36.333; 95.217 (Qinghai Golmud Solar Park) 50 99 Completed 2011 in two phases
Hongsibao Solar Park China 39°20′N 106°44′E / 39.333°N 106.733°E / 39.333; 106.733 (Hongsibao Solar Park) 50 Completed in 2010 and 2011[120][121]
Huaneng Geermu Solar Park[122][123] 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 Scheduled for 2012 in 20 MW and 30 MW phases
Gansu Dunhuang Solar Park[124] 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 Within the Qili Photoelectricity Park co-located site
Weidi Solar Park[125] 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 First 10 MW completed in December 2012[126] Completed March 2013
Golmud CPV Solar Park[127][128] China 36°25′N 94°54′E / 36.417°N 94.900°E / 36.417; 94.900 (Golmud CPV Solar Park) 50 Completed May 2013

For comparison, the largest non-photovoltaic solar plant, the solar thermal SEGS in California has an installed capacity of 354 MW. The largest nuclear power station is rated more than 8,200 MW. The largest power plant is Three Gorges Dam hydropower station with 22,500 MW installed capacity.

Photovoltaic power plants

Large systems under construction or in planning[edit]

Large systems in planning or under construction
Photovoltaic power station Country Site co-ordinates Nominal power
(MWp)
Expected completion Notes and description
Project Helios[129][130][131] Greece 10,000 2020 ** 2,000 MW sections in as yet undefined sites.
Westlands Solar Park[132] USA 36°10′N 119°56′W / 36.167°N 119.933°W / 36.167; -119.933 (Westlands Solar Park) 2,700 2015 **
Ordos Solar Project[133] China 39°37′N 109°45′W / 39.617°N 109.750°W / 39.617; -109.750 (Ordos Solar Project)[134] 2,000 2019 ** To be completed in 4 stages, 30 MW, 100 MW, 870 MW, 1,000 MW[135]
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park[136][137][138] 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 to be completed in 2013
Quaid-E-Azam Solar Park[139] Pakistan 29°16′N 71°48′E / 29.267°N 71.800°E / 29.267; 71.800 (Quaid-E-Azam Solar Park) 1,000 2016 * First phase 100 MW expected in 2014. [140] [141] [142] Approved to be upgraded to 1500 MW. [143]
McCoy Solar Energy Project[144][145] USA 33°40′N 114°45′W / 33.667°N 114.750°W / 33.667; -114.750 (McCoy Solar Project) 750 2016 **
Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project USA 36°34′52″N 116°30′48″W / 36.58111°N 116.51333°W / 36.58111; -116.51333 (Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project) 600 ** [146][147]
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[148] 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[149] USA 30°35′N 84°37′W / 30.583°N 84.617°W / 30.583; -84.617 (Gadsden County) 400 **
Alamo Solar Farm[150] 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[151] 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 USA 36°37′N 120°52′W / 36.617°N 120.867°W / 36.617; -120.867 (Panoche Valley Solar Farm) 399
AVSP I[152] USA 35°53′N 118°10′W / 35.883°N 118.167°W / 35.883; -118.167 (AVSP I) 390 October 2016 **
Desert Stateline[11][12][153] USA 35°42′N 115°25′W / 35.700°N 115.417°W / 35.700; -115.417 (Desert Stateline) 360 2015 **
Pedro de Valdivia[154][155] Chile 360 **
Soda Mountain Solar Project[156] USA 35°09′N 116°11′W / 35.150°N 116.183°W / 35.150; -116.183 (Soda Mountain) 350 2016 **
AVSP II[152] USA 35°53′N 118°10′W / 35.883°N 118.167°W / 35.883; -118.167 (AVSP II) 331.2 October 2016 **
Datong Solar[157][158] China 310 2014 *
Silver State South[159] USA 35°37′N 115°20′W / 35.617°N 115.333°W / 35.617; -115.333 (Silver State South) 250 late 2016 **[160]
Atacama Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant[161] 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[162][163] 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[164][165] USA 250 (AC) 2016**
Mallee Solar Park[166] 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
Ptolemaida Solar Park[167][168][169] Greece 40°21′N 21°45′E / 40.350°N 21.750°E / 40.350; 21.750 (Kozani PV Park) 200 2013 *
Tomakomai Solar Park[170] 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[171] 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[172] 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[173] Chile 180 **
Crucero Solar[173] Chile 180 **
Nzema Solar Park[174] Ghana 155 October 2015**
Vranje Solar Park[175][176] 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[36][37] 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 under construction 2014
Kovin Solar Park[175][177] Serbia 44°47′N 20°59′E / 44.783°N 20.983°E / 44.783; 20.983 (Kovin Solar Park) 150
Quinto Solar Project[152] USA 37°07′N 121°04′W / 37.117°N 121.067°W / 37.117; -121.067 (Quinto Solar Project) 132 2014 **
Welspun Energy 130 MW Neemuch Project[178] 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[179] 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[180] India 27°57′N 73°09′E / 27.950°N 73.150°E / 27.950; 73.150 (Rays Solar) 100 **
Midlands[181] Zimbabwe 18°48′S 29°18′E / 18.800°S 29.300°E / -18.800; 29.300 (Midlands) 100 **
Customer Choice Solar Farm[182][183][184] USA 96 **
Laberinto Este[173] Chile 76.7 **
North Star Solar[20] USA 72 2015 **
Laberinto Oeste[173] Chile 69.8 **
Beixiao Shilin Solar Park[185][186] China 66 * First 20 MW phase completed in 2010
Dongtai Solar Park[187] China 61.4 *
Jingneng Ge'ermu Solar Park[188] China 50.1 2013 *
Tahara Solar Wind Project[189] 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[190] South Africa 50 2015 **
Bahawalpur[139][191] Pakistan 50 2013 ** DACC & Conergy
Yongren Ganbala[192] China 26°10′57″N 101°40′16″E / 26.18250°N 101.67111°E / 26.18250; 101.67111 (Yongren Ganbala) 50 July 2013 * Yongren Xiehe Solar Power
Calderón[193] 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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  42. ^ Catalina Solar Project
  43. ^ EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Catalina Solar Project
  44. ^ RPS Project Status Table - October 2013 Update
  45. ^ India’s largest solar plant in MP, Modi calls it ‘saffron revolution’
  46. ^ CFB News: Commerz Real Acquires Germany’s Largest Solar Park
  47. ^ EDF EN commissions a 115 MWp solar plant in the Lorraine region of France
  48. ^ PVTECH: Activ Solar adds 20MW to Perovo Solar Power Station
  49. ^ В Крыму построили крупнейшую солнечную электростанцию в мире
  50. ^ CGN: Solar Energy
  51. ^ 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
  52. ^ Project 5763 : CGN Qinghai Xitieshan Phase I 10MW Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
  53. ^ Project 5952 : CGN Qinghai Xitieshan Phase II 30MWp Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
  54. ^ Xitieshan Phase III 60MWp Grid-connected Solar PV Power Generation Project
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  56. ^ GCL-Poly: GCL-Poly Completed the Construction and Grid-Connection of 100MW PV Power Plant in Desert in Qingyang, Ningxia
  57. ^ a b PV Magazine: GCL-Poly brings 160 MW PV power plants online in China
  58. ^ Enbridge Inc. buys Sarnia solar farm
  59. ^ CPS Energy ratchets up investment in solar
  60. ^ Sarnia Solar Project Celebration
  61. ^ SolarHybrid: FinowTower2
  62. ^ NED adds 84MW Thai PV plant
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  64. ^ ThailandBusinessNews: Thailand Plans To Rev Up Solar Power
  65. ^ https://www.marubeni.com/news/2014/release/140423e.pdf
  66. ^ SolarServer: 78 MW of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic plant connected to grid in Senftenberg, Germany
  67. ^ Good Energies, NIBC Infrastructure Partners acquire Finsterwalde II and Finsterwalde III
  68. ^ Implementation of the 39 MWp – „Solar Park Finsterwalde II and Finsterwalde III“
  69. ^ PVTECH: Activ Solar completes first phases of 80MW Ukrainian solar plant
  70. ^ Mission accomplished for Activ Solar: final phase of Ukraine solar plant completed
  71. ^ GCL-Poly: GCL-Poly completed the construction and grid-connection of the largest photovoltaic power plant (60MW) in Shanxi in one shot
  72. ^ Scatec Solar: References - PV solar parks (ground mounted)
  73. ^ SolarReserve: Lesedi PV Project
  74. ^ power-technology.com: Lesedi Solar PV Project, Kimberly, South Africa
  75. ^ SolarReserve: Letsatsi PV Project
  76. ^ power-technology.com: Letsatsi Solar PV Power Plant, South Africa
  77. ^ Germany Turns On World's Biggest Solar Power Project
  78. ^ Lieberose solar farm becomes Germany's biggest, World's second-biggest
  79. ^ SunEdison sells Europe's largest solar plant to First Reserve
  80. ^ First Reserve buys 70 MW solar plant from SunEdison
  81. ^ Rovigo, photovoltaic plant in Europe - Italy
  82. ^ 125 MW 'photovoltaic solar energy project' at Shivajinagar,Sakri,Dhule, Maharashtra, India
  83. ^ India-Germany Statement on Strategic and Global Partnership
  84. ^ Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Shivajinagar
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  86. ^ PV Tech: Activ Solar completes 69.7MW Nikolayevka Solar Park in Ukraine
  87. ^ NautilusSolar: SSM Phases 1-3
  88. ^ Transactions
  89. ^ EDF BILAN SOLAIRE AU 31 DECEMBRE 2010
  90. ^ Project 4082 : Kunming Shilin Grid-connected Solar Power Generation Project
  91. ^ Yunnan Kunming Shilin Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Project
  92. ^ Shilin Kunming 66MW Grid-in PV Project
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  96. ^ Project 7992 : Inner Mongolia Wulanchabu Siziwangqi Phase II 60MWp Solar Power Project
  97. ^ US SunEdison built near village of Karadzhalovo the biggest solar park on the Balkans
  98. ^ RESOLUTION E-4377, November 19, 2010
  99. ^ Alpaugh Solar Projects
  100. ^ EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions a 60 MWp solar power plant in Crucey - France
  101. ^ Enbridge Acquires Silver State North Project From First Solar
  102. ^ Enbridge acquires 50MW Nevada solar project from First Solar
  103. ^ NRG Solar and Eurus Energy Avenal Solar Facility Starts Generating Power
  104. ^ PVTech: EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 56MW solar plant in France
  105. ^ "Priozernaya Solar Power Station". Activ Solar. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  106. ^ Eneparc AG: Walddrehna, Germany
  107. ^ Large photovoltaic plant in Muldentalkreis
  108. ^ a b Germany's largest Solar parks connected to the grid (19 Dec 08)
  109. ^ a b c Waldpolenz got extended by nearly 12 MW (Sep 11)
  110. ^ Energieeffizientes Bürogebäude in Brandis
  111. ^ "Puertollano". Renovalia Energy. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  112. ^ SolarServer: Mounting Systems and Conecon build solar PV parks totaling 85 MW in Bulgaria
  113. ^ ABB to execute solar service contract in Bulgaria
  114. ^ "Welspun Energy commissions 50MW PV plant ahead of schedule". PV-News. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  115. ^ Longyuan Power: China Longyuan’s Qinghai Geermu Phase I 20MW On-grid PV Power Project has been Put Into Operation
  116. ^ Longyuan Power: China Longyuan’s Geermu Phase II PV Power Project has been Put Into Operation
  117. ^ Sungrow: Geermu Phase-I 20MWpPV Grid Connected Power Plant Project by Longyuan Electric Power Group
  118. ^ Project 5379 : Qinghai Golmud Solar Power Project
  119. ^ Phase II
  120. ^ Canadian Solar Completes 50 Mwatt Solar Project in China
  121. ^ Sungrow: Ningxia Power Generation Group 50MW Power Plant Project in Hongsibao
  122. ^ Project 5628 : Huaneng Geermu Solar Power Generation Project
  123. ^ Project 6414 : Huaneng Geermu Phase II Solar Power Generation Project
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  125. ^ Project 8262 : Weidi Grid-connected Solar PV Power Project in Yongren County
  126. ^ SAC: Hilly PV Power Station Built—Largest in Asia Successful Synchronization in One-go
  127. ^ Suncore: 50MW CPV Power Plant in Golmud, Qinghai, China
  128. ^ Emcore Investor Presentation
  129. ^ Website
  130. ^ Project Helios
  131. ^ Hellenic Republic appoints Guggenheim Partners as advisor to project Helios
  132. ^ Westland Solar Park
  133. ^ Will China and the US be partners or rivals in the new energy economy?
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  135. ^ The Fate of First Solar’s Two-Gigawatt PV Project in China
  136. ^ Forget Oil, Dubai Plans Huge Solar Farm
  137. ^ Dubai unveils Dh12b solar energy park
  138. ^ DSCE Vice Chairman visits Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
  139. ^ a b AEG to Build 450mw Solar Project in Pakistan
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  144. ^ McCoy Solar Energy Project
  145. ^ Secretary Salazar Announces Milestone on McCoy Solar Energy Project
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  148. ^ Spanish Region Backs $571 Million Solar Plant Without Subsidies
  149. ^ National Solar Power selects Gadsden County, Florida for “largest” solar farm in US southeast
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  157. ^ SolarServer: GCL-Poly gets government approval to build 340 MW of PV plants in Shanxi Province, China
  158. ^ Foxconn, GCL-Poly to Build, Operate Solar Power Plant in China
  159. ^ Silver State South
  160. ^ PV Magazine 28. May 2014
  161. ^ PDD
  162. ^ 250 MW, Unsubsidized Solar PV Power Plant Planned For Western Spain
  163. ^ Extremadura, Spain
  164. ^ LA buying $1.6B power from tribal solar plant
  165. ^ Moapa Solar Plant
  166. ^ Mallee Solar Park
  167. ^ PPC Renewables: Solar Power
  168. ^ Greek Prime minister announces construction of photovoltaic park in Kozani
  169. ^ PPC: 15 Companies To Submit Offers For Kozani PV Park
  170. ^ Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant
  171. ^ 154 MW Victoria (Australia) Project
  172. ^ Moree Solar Farm
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  174. ^ Solar plant planned for Ghana would be fourth-largest in the world
  175. ^ a b Solar park highlights the growing focus on green energy projects in Serbia
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  177. ^ Kovin
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  181. ^ Zimbabwe Power Company plans 100MW PV facility
  182. ^ KCRD Solar Farm
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  186. ^ Phase-I project of Asia's largest solar power plant put into operation
  187. ^ Project 7855 : CECEP Dongtai Solar Power Generation Co., Ltd. 1st and 2nd Stage Bundled PV Tidal Flat Ground Power Projects
  188. ^ Project 8013 : Qinghai Jingneng Ge'ermu Solar PV Power Project
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  193. ^ Isofoton proposes largest Latin American project

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