Large-scale photovoltaic power plants

World’s largest photovoltaic power plants are presented in the table below. The list is divided into tables – each table includes 50 power plants. For each listed plant basic data is available (power, country, location, basic description etc.). Currently list with 1000 large photovoltaic plants is available (peak power > 1.6 MWp). In the table you may find different systems: standalone, hybrid, distributed, building integrated etc. But only systems (or system) which forms a unique photovoltaic power plant as a whole, are considered. If some power plants are missing and should be included in this table, or if some entries in the table should be modified, please send information to email. Countries where large-scale (>1 MWp) power plants were put into service are (ranked by cumulative power capacity installed as at December 2009):

Power

Location

Description

Constructed

MWh/GHG

Picture

97 MW

Canada,

Sarnia
(Ontario)

Picture courtesy:

First Solar

Sarnia PV power plant

GM

2009-2010

60 MW

Spain,

Olmedilla
(Castilla-La Mancha)

Picture courtesy:

Suravia S.A.,
fotografia aerea

Parque Fotovoltaico Olmedilla de Alarcón

GM

2008

85 GWh

54 MW

Germany,

Straßkirchen

Picture courtesy:

Q-Cells International

Solarpark Straßkirchen

GM

Q-Cells International

2009

57 GWh

53 MW

Germany,

Turnow-Preilack

Picture courtesy:


juwi

Solarpark Lieberose

GM

juwi

2009

50 MW

Spain,

Puertollano
(Castila-La Mancha)

Picture courtesy:

SkyFotoFactory
fotografia aerea

Parque Fotovoltaico Puertollano

GM

2008

46 MW

Portugal,

Moura
(Alentejo)

Picture courtesy:

ACCIONA Energia

Moura photovoltaic power plant

GM, TRAC

ACCIONA Energia

2008

45 MW

Germany,

Köthen

Solarpark Köthen

GM

RGE Energy

2010
to be completed soon

42 MW

Germany,

Finsterwalde

Picture courtesy:

Q-Cells International

Solarpark Finsterwalde

GM

Q-Cells International

2009

40 MW

Germany,

Brandis

Picture courtesy:


juwi

Solarpark Waldpolenz

GM

juwi

2007
2008

36 MW

Germany,

Reckhahn

Solarpark Reckhahn I,II

GM

2010
Reckhahn II under construction

35 MW

Czech Republic,

Veprek

FVE Veprek

GM

2010

34.5 MW

Spain,

Trujillo
(Cáceres)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Planta Solar La Magascona & La Magasquila

GM, TRAC

2008

34 MW

Spain,

Arnedo
(La Rioja)

Picture courtesy:

SkyFotoFactory
fotografia aerea

Planta Solar Arnedo

GM

T-Solar

2008

33 MW

Italy,

Montalto di Castro
(Lazio)

Picture courtesy:


SunRay Renewable

Montalto di Castro PV power plant

GM

SunPower Corp.
SunRay Renewable

2009-2010

31.8 MW

Spain,

Dulcinea
(Cuenca)

Planta Solar Dulcinea

GM

2009

31 MW

Germany,

Tutow
(Mecklenburg- Vorpommern)

Picture courtesy:


juwi

Solarpark Tutow I,II

GM

juwi
2009-2010

30 MW

Spain,

Merida
(Extremadura)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Parque Solar “SPEX” Merida/Don Alvaro

GM, TRAC

Deutsche Bank AG
ecoEnergías del Guadiana
Solarparc AG
SolarWorld AG
September 2008

26 MW

Spain,

Fuente Álamo
(Murcia)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Planta solar Fuente Álamo

GM

2008

44 GWh

25.7 MW

Germany,

Helmeringen

Picture courtesy:


Gehrlicher Solar

Solarpark Helmeringen

GM

Gehrlicher Solar
2008-2010

25 MW

USA,

Arcadia, FL

DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center

GM, TRAC

2009

24.5 MW

Germany,

Finow

Solarpark Finow

GM

2010

24 MW

France,

Les Mees

Parc Solaire Les Mees

GM

Solairedirect
2010

24 MW

Korea,

Sinan

Picture courtesy:


Conergy

Sinan power plant

GM, TRAC

Conergy

2008

33 GWh
24,000 t CO2

23.4 MW

Canada,

Arnprior
(Ontario)

Arnprior PV power plant

GM

2009

23.2 MW

Spain,

Lucainena de las Torres
(Almeria)

Picture courtesy:

MEPGroup

Planta fotovoltaica de Lucainena de las Torres

GM

MEPGroup

2008

23.1 MW

Spain,

Abertura
(Caceres)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Parque Fotovoltaico Abertura Solar

GM, TRAC

2008

47.4 GWh
49,800 t CO2

23 MW

Spain,

Hoya de Los Vincentes, Jumilla
(Murcia)

Parque Solar Hoya de Los Vincentes, Jumilla

GM, TRAC

2008

41.6 GWh
42,000 t CO2

22.068 MW

Spain,

Almaraz
(Caceres)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Huerta Solar Almaraz

GM, TRAC

2008

22 MW

Germany,

Pocking

Picture courtesy:

Martin Bucher Projekt-
entwicklungen

Solarpark Pocking I,II

GM

Martin Bucher Projektentwicklungen Pocking I
2006

Pocking II
2009

21.78 MW

Germany,

Mengkofen

Solarpark Mengkofen

GM

SolarWorld modules

Solarparc AG

2009

21.47 MW

Spain,

El Coronil
(Andalucia)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
,
fotografia aerea

Parque Solar Parque solar El Coronil I + II

GM, TRAC

2008

40 GWh

21.2 MW

Spain,

Calavéron

Picture courtesy:

Suravia S.A., fotografia aerea

Solarpark Calavéron

GM, TRAC

EPURON

2008

40 GWh

21 MW

USA,

Blythe, CA

Solar electric power plant, Blythe

GM

2009

20 MW

China,

Xuzhou City
(Jiangsu)

Picture courtesy:

GPL-Poly Energy Holdings

Jiming Hill, Xuzhou City PV power plant

GM

2010

20 MW

Germany,

Rothenburg
(Sachsen)

Picture courtesy:


Gehrlicher Solar

Solarpark Rothenburg

GM

Gehrlicher Solar

2009

20 MW

Korea,

Seoul

Picture courtesy:

Siemens

Seoul power plant

GM

2009

20 MW

Spain,

Granadilla de Abona
(Canary Islands)

Parque Fotovoltaico SOLTEN I+II, Granadillas Industrial Estate

GM

2008

20 MW

Spain,

Calasparra
(Murcia)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.
, fotografia aerea

Planta solar fotovoltaico Calasparra

GM

2008

20 MW

Spain,

Beneixama
(Alicante)

Picture courtesy/photo:

City Solar


Accener S.L.

Solarpark Beneixama

GM

200 x 100 kW Sinvert Master inverters

City Solar AG
Accener S.L.

2007

30 GWh
30,000 t CO2

20 MW

Spain,

El Bonillo
(Albacete)

Parque Solar El Bonillo

GM

2008

18 MW

Germany,

Senftenberg
(Brandenburg)

Solarpark Senftenberg

GM

Phoenix Solar
AEE AG

2010

18 MW

Germany,

Thüngen

Solarpark Thüngen

GM

2010

18 MW

Spain,

Olivenza
(Badajoz)

Picture courtesy:


Suravia S.A.

Parque Solar Olivenza

GM, TRAC

2008

18 MW

Spain,

Las Gabias
(Granada)

Huerta Solar Las Gabias

GM, TRAC

2008

16 MW

USA,

San Antonio, TX

Picture courtesy:


juwi

Blue Wing solar electric power plant

GM

juwi

2009

15.8 MW

Germany,

Moos
(Bavaria)

Solarpark Moos

GM

2010

15.8 MW

Spain,

Don Quijote
(Toledo)

Planta Solar Don Quijote

GM

2009

15.01 MW

USA,

Jacksonville, FL

Picture courtesy:

juwi

Jacksonville Solar Energy Generation Facility

GM

juwi

2010

15 MW

Germany,

Allmannshofen
(Bavaria)

Picture courtesy:


juwi

Solaranlage Allmannshofen

GM

juwi

2009

15 MW

Korea,

Gochang
(Jeollabukdo)

Picture courtesy:


SolarWorld

Gochang power plant

GM

SolarWorld

2008

23 GWh

* Abbreviations – explanation

BG – Biogas as additional energy source in hybrid systems
BIPV – Building integrated photovoltaic system
BM – Biomass as additional energy source in hybrid systems
CONC – Concentrating photovoltaic system
CSC – Coloured solar cells
DI – Diesel fuel as additional source of energy in hybrid systems
DIST – Distributed photovoltaic system
GC – Grid-connected photovoltaic system
GM – Ground-mounted photovoltaic system
FC – Fuell cells as additional energy source in hybrid systems
FI – Facade-integrated system
FLEX – Flexible solar cells
FM – Facade-mounted system
HY – Hybrid photovoltaic system
NB – Noise barrier
PB – PV System part of a passive building
RES – Residental housing
RI – Roof-integrated photovoltaic system
RM – Roof-mounted photovoltaic system
SA – Standalone photovoltaic system
SV – “Shadow-Voltaic” system
TF – Thin-Film (aSi, CdTe, CIS etc.)
TRAC – Tracking system
TRAN – Transparent modules
WI – Wind as additional source of energy in hybrid systems
WP – Water pumping
Special thanks for contributions (permissions to use pictures, errata etc.) to Top 50/100, Top 25 BIPV and to Top 5 ranked by country lists – listed in alphabetic order:

Accener S.L., APS, Bangkok Solar, www.bergfoto.ch, Beck Energy, BP Solar, Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co.,Inc., Chevron Energy Solutions, City Solar AG, Classic Bautreuhand GmbH & Co. KG, Colexon, Conergy, Deutsche BP, Ecofys, Ecostream, EEPro, Elektro Kirchner, ENEL, Energetica Energietechnik, EPURON, esTCI S.L., First Solar, Gehrlicher Solar, Generaciones Fotovoltaicas de la Mancha, Geo-Images Project, Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, GEOSOL Gesellschaft für Solarenergie mbH, Glaswerke Arnold GmbH&Co.KG, Globalsolar Inc., Goldbeck Solar, Gregory Kerwin, Grupo Enerpal, Tom Hansen (Tucson Electric Power), HiTechSolar s.r.o., IBC SOLAR AG, IM2 Energia Solar, Inversiones Solares Sunergy, SLL, Jayme da Costa, JSA Technology, juwi, K&S Consulting, Kahn Solar, Korowatt s.r.o., Martin Bucher Projektentwicklungen, Jiménez Belinchón, S.A., Joel Mendel, MEPGroup, Meyer & Meyer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Michelin Reifenwerke KGaA, Mitsubishi Electric, MySolar, New Energy Invest GmbH, Takashi Oozeki – AIST, Pfalzwerke, Phoenix Solar, Pohlen Solar, Polder PV – Peter Segaar, Poulek Solar, PowerLight Corp., PV Labor der HTI Bern, Q-Cells International, Ra Solar, Ralos Vertriebs GmbH, Reginald Brown (BSRIA Ltd), S.A.G. Solarstrom, S.E. Project™ S.r.l., Scatec Solar, Scheuten Solar Technology, Seoul Marine Co., Sharp Electronics Europe GmbH, Shell Solar, SIEL/SIAC, Siemens Nederland N.V., SMA Technologie AG, Solar Energiedach GmbH, Solar Engineering Decker & Mack GmbH, Solar World SolarCraft, Solarparc AG, Solarpark Rodenäs GmbH, Solarstrom Schwaben GmbH, SonnenEnergie GmbH, Stephan Schröder Management GmbH, StroomWerk, SunPower Corp., Sun Power & Geothermal Energy, SunEnergy GmbH, Suravia S.A. – fotografia aerea, SunStrom GmbH, Uni Solar Ovonic LLC, TAUBER-SOLAR Management GmbH, Bram Vorster, WIRSOL GmbH, WorldWater & Power Corp., Floris Wouterlood, flag icons provided by icondrawer.

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