Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park

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Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park is located in Spain
Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Location of Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park
Official name Parque Fotovoltaico Olmedilla de Alarcón
Country Spain
Location Olmedilla de Alarcón
Coordinates 39°37′43″N 02°04′37″W / 39.62861°N 2.07694°W / 39.62861; -2.07694Coordinates: 39°37′43″N 02°04′37″W / 39.62861°N 2.07694°W / 39.62861; -2.07694
Status Operational
Commission date July 2008
Construction cost €384 million
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Power generation
Units operational 270,000
Nameplate capacity 60 MW

The Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park is a 60 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant, located in Olmedilla de Alarcón, Spain. When completed in July 2008, it was the world's largest PV power plant.[1][2]

The plant employs more than 270,000 conventional solar panels, using solar cells made of crystalline silicon. Olmedilla's peak-generation reaches 85 MW and produces enough electricity to power more than 40,000 homes.[3][4] Construction of the plant cost €384 million (US$530 million).[1][5]

Timeline of the largest PV power stations in the world
Year Name of PV power station Country Capacity
1982 Lugo United States 1
1985 Carrisa Plain United States 5.6
2005 Bavaria Solarpark (Mühlhausen) Germany 6.3
2006 Erlasee Solar Park Germany 11.4
2008 Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park Spain 60
2010 Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant Canada 97
2011 Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park China 200
2012 Agua Caliente Solar Project United States 290
2014 Topaz Solar Farm United States 550
List of noteworthy solar parks, year: final commissioning

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Mims, Christopher (2009-06-04). "Slide Show: The World's 10 Largest Renewable Energy Projects". Scientific American. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Solar Energy Country Notes update". Survey of Energy Resources Interim Update 2009. World Energy Council. 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ Al Gore (2009). Our Choice, p. 65.
  4. ^ Giant Solar Park
  5. ^ "Olmedilla de Alarcón (España)". Nobesol. Retrieved 2010-12-04.