World largest

Largest projects

The size of the largest plants grew dramatically between 2012 and 2016. In some places plants are grouped together in solar parks and clusters, many of which are still being built out.

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The world's largest solar generating stations, solar parks and clusters

This page shows the world's largest solar power stations as at the end of 2018. Because some solar generating stations are single projects and some are groups of projects, we show separately each of these categories, as further described in this paper.

Individual plants

Solar power stations developed by one company or consortium, usually with a single grid connection. May have multiple sites or phases. More>

Plant name & location

Capacity

GWac

Sweihan, Abu Dhabi

(due to become operational in 2019)

0.94

Yanchi, Ningxia, China

0.82

Datong Front Runner, Shanxi, China

0.80

Longyangxia, Qinghai, China

0.70

Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, India

0.65

Villanueva, Coahuila, Mexico

0.64

Solar Star, California, USA

0.58

Hongshagang, Gansu, China

0.57

Topaz, California, USA

0.55

Yinchuan Xingqing, Ningxia, China

0.50

NPK Greenko, Andrha Pradesh, India

0.50

Solar parks

In some countries, national or regional agencies have promoted sites where a number of plants can be co-located to share land and grid connections. More>

Name & location

Final

GWac

Capacity 2018

5.0

0.2

Golmud, Qinghai, China

4-5?

1.8

Qili, Gansu, China

4-5?

0.7

Bhadla, Rajasthan, India

2.2

1.8

Delingha, Qinghai, China

2.0

1.0

Pavagada, Karnataka, India

2.0

1.0

Jinchuan, Gansu, China

?  

1.0

Tengger, Ningxia, China

1.5

0.8

NPK, Andrha Pradesh, India

1.5

0.8

Benban, Aswan, Egypt

1.4

0.7

Hami, Xinjiang, China

1.0

0.6

Quaid-e-Azam, Pakistan

1.0

0.5

Charanka, Gujarat, India

0.8

0.6

Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

0.8

0.8

Fengle, Gansu, China

0.7

0.7

Clusters of solar plants

In other places solar power plants may be clustered together in good locations, even without the coordinated support of a solar park. More>

Region or location

Capacity

GWac

Antelope Valley, California, USA

3.2

Jinchang, Gansu, China

2.3

Phalodi, Rajasthan, India

2.0

Eldorado Valley, Nevada, USA

1.7

Imperial Valley, California, USA

1.2+

Ginghe, Qinghai, China

1.2

Carrizo Plain, California, USA

0.9

Diego de Almagro, Atacama, Chile

growing

Dubbo, NSW, Australia

growing

Maria Elena, Antofagasta, Chile

growing

Calama, Antofagasta, Chile

growing

Brandenburg, Germany

0.5

Badajoz, Spain

0.5

Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

0.5

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