List of photovoltaic power stations
The following is a list of photovoltaic power stations that are larger than 100 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. Wiki-Solar reports total global capacity of utility-scale photovoltaic plants to be some 60 GWAC at the end of 2015.
The size of photovoltaic power stations has increased progressively over the last decade with frequent new capacity records. The 97 MW Sarnia Photovoltaic Power Plant went online in 2010. 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 MWAC in central coast area and a second 550-MW plant, the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is located in the far eastern desert region of Riverside County, California. These two plants were superseded by a new "world's largest" facility in June 2015 when the 579 MWAC Solar Star project went online in the Antelope Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. The current largest photovoltaic power station in the world is Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, in Gonghe County, Qinghai, China. Additional even larger solar plants, including some over 1000 MW, have been proposed around the world.
World's largest photovoltaic power stations
|Longyangxia Dam Solar Park||China||850||824||2014||320 MW Phase I Completed in December 2013, 530 MW phase II in 2015|||
|Solar Star (I and II)||United States||579||n.a.||2015||579 MWAC (747.3 MWp) connected to the grid on June 19, 2015. Consists of Solar Star I (318 MWAC or 397.8 MWDC) and Solar Star II: 279 MWAC or 349.5 MWDC|||
|Topaz Solar Farm||United States||550||1,301||2014||Gradually commissioned since February 2013, reached final capacity 550 MW in November 2014|||
|Desert Sunlight Solar Farm||United States||550||1,287||2015||Phase I with 300 MW completed in 2013. Construction of phase II to final capacity of 550 MW completed in January 2015|||
|Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park||China||500||2014||Phase I completed in October 2011, followed by Phase II and III. 60 MW phase IV under construction. Within a group of 1,000 MW of co-located plants|||
|Copper Mountain Solar Facility||United States||458||1,087||2015||Phase 1 completed in December 2010. Phase 2 completed in January 2013. Phase 3 completed in early 2015. Construction of 94 MW phase 4 scheduled to commence in 2015 and be completed by year-end 2016.|||
|Kamuthi Solar Power Project||India||360||n.a.||2016||Collection of 5 plants, expected to be 648 MW on completion|||
|Charanka Solar Park||India||345||n.a.||2012||Collection of 23 co-located power plants, of which the largest is 51 MW|||
|Cestas Solar Farm||France||300||380||2015||Completed in October 2015|||
|Agua Caliente Solar Project||United States||290||626||2014||Project was completed in April 2014|||
|Antelope Valley Solar Ranch||United States||266||525||2015||Has received government loan guarantee Corresponds to 230 MWAC|||
|Mount Signal Solar||United States||265.7||n.a.||2014||Corresponds to 206 MWAC. Completed in May 2014.|||
|California Valley Solar Ranch||United States||250||399||2013||First 130 MW connected February 2013|||
|Mesquite Solar project||United States||207||413||2013||First phase of 150 MW in January 2013. Up to 700 MW when complete.|
|Gonghe Industrial Park Phase I||China||200||n.a.||2013||Completed in December 2013. Following phases with 550 MW planned.|||
|Solar Capital De Aar||South Africa||175||2014||De Aar completed August 2014, De Aar 3 completed March 2016|||
|Centinela Solar Energy Project||United States||170||n.a.||2013||Completed in July 2013|||
|Solarpark Meuro||Germany||166||n.a.||2012||Adjoins Senftenberg Solarpark|||
|Campo Verde Solar Project||United States||161||n.a.||2013||Corresponds to 139 MWAC. Completed in April 2013|||
|María Elena solar project||Chile||160||n.a.||2016|||
|Welspun Solar MP project||India||151||n.a.||2014||Completed in February 2014|||
|Imperial Solar Energy Center South||United States||150||n.a.||2013||Completed in November 2013|||
|SolarGen 2 Imperial Valley||United States||150||2014|
|Eurus Rokkasho Solar Park （Aomori）||Japan||148||n.a.||2015||115 MWAC, in operation since October 2015|||
|Nacaome and Valle Solar Power Plant||Honduras||146||n.a.||2015||Completed in May 2015|||
|Neuhardenberg Solar Park||Germany||145||n.a.||2012||A group of 11 co-located plant by the same developer but with different IPPs. Completed in September 2012.|||
|Arlington Valley Solar II||United States||145||n.a.||2013||Completed in November 2013|||
|Catalina Solar Project||United States||143||204||2013||Phase 1 completed in 2012. Phase 2 completed in September 2013|||
|Quinto Solar Project||United States||136||n.a.||2015||Completed June 2015, 110 MW(ac)/135.6 MW(dc)|||
|Cadiz Solar Power Plant||Philippines||132.5||n.a.||2016||Completed in March 2016|||
|Templin Solar Park||Germany||128.48||n.a.||2012||Completed in September 2012|||
|Sakri Solar Plant||India||125||n.a.||2013||Completed in March 2013|||
|Alamo 5||United States||118||n.a.||2016||Completed April 2016, 95 MW(AC)|||
|Toul-Rosières Solar Park||France||115||n.a.||2012||Completed in July 2012|||
|Softbank Tomatoh Abira Solar Park||Japan||111||n.a.||2015||79 MWAC, in operation since December 2015|||
|Perovo Solar Park||Ukraine||105.56||133||2011||Final stage completed in December 2011|||
|Utah Red Hills Renewable Park||United States||104||210||2015|||
|Nyngan Solar Plant||Australia||102||230||2015||Completed in June 2015. Thin film CdTe from First Solar|||
|ACME Solar Project||India||100||n.a.||2015||Completed in June 2015|
|Amanecer Solar CAP||Chile||100||270||2014||Completed in June 2014|||
|Azure Solar Project||India||100||n.a.||2015||Completed in May 2015|
|Chengde PV Project Phase I and II||China||100||n.a.||2013|||
|Gansu Jiayuguan Solar Park||China||100||n.a.||2013||Completed in June 2013|||
|Grand Renewable Solar Project||Canada||100||n.a.||2015||Completed in August 2015|||
|Ningxia Qingyang Solar Park||China||100||150||2013|||
|Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park||Pakistan||100||1000||2015||First phase of 100 MW completed in April 2015 and inaugurated in May 2015. Approved to be upgraded to 1,500 MW.|||
|Xitieshan Solar Park||China||100||164||2011||Phase I completed 2010, phases II and III in 2011|||
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Timeline of the largest PV power stations
|Year(a)||Name of PV power station||Country||Capacity
|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||United States||200|
|2012||Agua Caliente Solar Project||United States||290|
|2014||Topaz Solar Farm(b)||United States||550|
|2015||Solar Star(b)||United States||579|
|2015||Longyangxia Dam Solar Park||China||850|
|Also see list of noteworthy solar parks
(a) year of final commissioning (b) capacity given in MWAC otherwise in MWDC
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