The Wiki-Solar Database lists against each project the primary technical data and the primary participants described below.
Each category has its own page, with a fuller definition of what the title means, and with the latest published global ranking of participants. Access the individual pages using the buttons below, or the menu above.
Role in solar project
The owner of the equity of the operating solar power plant; beneficial recipient of the income it generates
The owner of the project when it is initiated. Usually responsible for initial design and consents
The company primarily responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the solar power plant
The organisation primarily responsible for technical operation of the power plant after it is commissioned
The manufacturer of the photovoltaic modules used in the power plant
The manufacturer of the power inverters used in the solar plant
The owner of the land on which the plant is located
The utility electricity company (or others) who purchase the power output from the plant
The bank or fund which provides any debt finance for the project (unless funded entirely through equity)
If your organisation undertakes any of these roles for a substantial number of projects in the utility-scale solar sector, and is not properly respresented in this section of our website, ensure that we have up-to-date details of your projects, as further explained on this webpage.
Our global and regional mapping includes placemarkers for each project listing the known key participants.
For entities which have been involved in a large number of projects worldwide, we also produce customised maps of all projects the organisation has been involved in.
We calculate the total capacity of the projects for each company, and can use this, amongst other things for showing tables of the top participants in each category shown on the left.
Where several participants are listed against any project, we arbitrarily share the capacity of that project equally between them unless there is published data about the proportional contribution of each partner (which we do not claim to have validated independently).
* Equipment suppliers
We list only the solar module and inverter suppliers.
We understand that other equipment, such as the transformers and mounting structures for example, are important too. However we cannot list everything; and details of suppliers beyond the solar modules and inverters are rarely published.
Most of the 2,000 entries in the Wiki-Solar Database list some or all of the participating entities