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Large-scale photovoltaic power plants
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"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
(Nikola Tesla)

courtesy Phoenix Solar courtesy Phoenix Solar courtesy Phoenix Solar courtesy Phoenix Solar

Some large-scale PV power plants constructed by Phoenix Solar
(courtesy: Phoenix Solar)

In 2010 large scale PV plants with cumulative power more that 3 GWp (preliminary data) were connected to the grid. Market leader was Germany with more than 1 GWp new power capacity installed closely followed by Italy and the Czech Republic. Data about installed power capacity in 2009 is available in PV Power Plants 2010 Industry Guide, published by Solarpraxis.

More detailed data for past years is available in pvresources Annual Review 2008 Extended Edition ...


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 > 2 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 2010):

es   de   it   us   cz   fr - Spain, Germany, Italy, USA, Czech Republic, France incl. overseas departments,

kr   cn   ca   be   pt   gr - South Korea, China, Canada, Belgium, Portugal, Greece

jp   bg   in   th   sk   ae - Japan, Bulgaria, India, Thailand, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates

nl   cv   ua   ch   il   au - The Netherlands, Cape Verde, Ukraine, Switzerland, Israel, Australia

si   at   mx   nc   sa   tw - Slovenia, Austria, Mexico, New Caledonia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan (RoC)

ph - The Philippines

The main source of information included in the table below are press releases and various internet sources. The list should be as accurate as possible. Howewer the mistakes and missentries can not be excluded. Please inform me if some plants are not included or if the entries should be modified.

 

Power

Location

Description

Constructed

MWh/GHG

Picture

4.07 MW

de Germany,
Dobenreuth

Solarpark Dobenreuth

GM

2010

   

4.01 MW

es Spain,
Aznalcóllar
(Sevilla)

Picture courtesy:
Suravia S.A.

Aznalcóllar solar energy farm
solar plant on former pyrite mine settling basins

GM

5, 12, 45, 85, 100 kW units
more than 28000 modules

Gamesa
Idesa
2007

5.4 GWh
5,132 t CO2
113 t SO2 17 t NO2

Planta solar Aznalcollar, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

4 MW

it Italy,
Gravina
(Bari)

Parco Fotovoltaico Gravina

GM

2010

   

4 MW

de Germany,
Calbe

Solarpark Calbe III

GM

2010

   

4 MW

de Germany,
Dittenheim

Solarpark Dittenheim

GM

2010

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Coreses

Planta fotovoltaica Coreses

GM

2010

   

4 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Voderady

Photovoltaic Plant Voderady

GM

2010

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Sarinena
(Huesca)

Planta fotovoltaica Sarinena

GM, TRAC

2010

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Turra
(Salamanca)

Photovoltaic plant Turra

GM

2009

   

4 MW

de Germany,
Affa

Solarpark Schwineck

GM

     

4 MW

it Italy,
Soleto
(Lecce)

Photovoltaic plant Soleto

GM

Uni Land
2009

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Huelva
(Andalucia)

Picture courtesy:
Poulek Solar

Planta fotovoltaica Huelva

GM, TRAC

2009

 

Parque Solar Huelva, Spain - courtesy Poulek Solar

4 MW

es Spain,
La Carolina
(Andalucia)

Planta fotovoltaica La Carolina

GM

2008

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Fuente de Cantos
(Extremadura)

Planta fotovoltaica Fuente de Cantos

GM, TRAC

Valsolar
2008

   

4 MW

de Germany,
Jessen
(Sachsen-Anhalt)

Picture courtesy:
Beck Energy GmbH

Solarpark Jessen

GM

Beck Energy
2009

 

Solarpark Jessen, Germany, courtesy Beck Energy

4 MW

es Spain,
Granadilla de Abona
(Canary Islands)

Parque Fotovoltaico part of SOLTEN II, Granadillas Industrial Estate

GM

ITER
2008

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Pozoblanco
(Andalucia)

Picture courtesy:
Suravia S.A.

Parque Solar Cruz del Doctor

GM

Solar del Valle S.L.
2008

 

Parque Solar Pozoblanco, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

4 MW

es Spain,
Castelnou
(Teruel)

Huerta Solar Castelnou

GM, TRAC

Gestamp Asetym Solar
2008

   

4 MW

es Spain,
Pozohondo
(Castilla La Mancha)

Picture copyright:
Grupo T-Solar

Parque Solar Pozohondo, Albacete

GM

Grupo T-Solar
2008

 

Parque Solar Pozohondo - copyright Grupo T-Solar

4 MW

es Spain,
Ojo de Valdelafuente, Tudela
(Navarra)

Picture courtesy:
Suravia S.A.

Parque Solar Ojo de Valdelafuente

GM, TRAC

Canaliza Energia
2008

7.2 GWh

Huerta Solar Ojo de Valdelaguente, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

4 MW

es Spain,
Llerena
(Badajoz)

Picture courtesy:
Suravia S.A.

Planta Solar Fotovoltaica "Llerena 2"

GM, TRAC

SolarPack
Solon AG
2008

8.7 GWh

Huerta Solar Llerena II, Spain, courtesy Suravia S.A.

4 MW

de Germany,
Sembach

Gewerbepark Sembach

GM

City Solar
2005- 2006

3.95 GWh
3,100 t CO2

 

4 MW

de Germany,
Saarbrücken

Picture courtesy:
City Solar

Solarpark Saarbrücken

GM

City Solar
EPURON
SunTechnics

2004-2005

part 1, 1,400 MWh
part 2, 1,751 MWh
part 3, 782 MWh

part 1, 1,100 t CO2
part 2, 1,500 t CO2
part 3, 600 t CO2

Solarpark Saarbrücken 4 MWp, courtesy City Solar AG

4 MW

de Germany,
Geiseltalsee, Merseburg

Picture courtesy:
Deutsche BP AG

Solarpark Geiseltalsee/
Merseburg

GM

pdf

BP Solar
September 2004

3,400 MWh
2,300 t CO2

Geiseltalsee PV plant

3.97 MW

de Germany,
Teisendorf

Solarpark Teisendorf

1,07 MW Tracking arrays

GM, TRAC

Solea AG
2008

   

3.97 MW

de Germany,
Hemau

Picture source:
Scatec Solar

Solarpark Hemau

GM

EPURON
Scatec Solar
2003

3,900 MWh

3,600 t CO2

Solarpark Hemau

3.931 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Caslav

FVE Caslav

GM

2010

   

3.92 MW

be Belgium,
Schoten

E19 Motorway High-Speed Rail Tunnel

RM

2010

   

3.9 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Varnsdorf

FVE Varnsdorf

GM

2010

   

3.9 MW

usa USA,
Rancho Seco, CA

Picture source:
NREL Pix

Rancho Seco Power Plant

GM

Arco, Siemens Solar, UPG
1984-2000

 

Rancho Seco, CA

3.88 MW

es Spain,
Torremontalbo
(La Rioja)

Huerta Solar Torremontalbo

GM

2008

   

3.88 MW

de Germany,
Buchheim

Picture courtesy:
Phoenix Solar

PV-Freilandanlage Buchheim

GM

Phoenix Solar

December 2006

 

PV-Freilandanlage Buchheim, 3,88 MWp, courtesy Phoenix Solar AG

3.872 MW

es Spain,
Huescar
(Andalucia)

Picture courtesy:
Classic Bautreuhand GmbH & Co. KG

Huerta Solar Huescar

GM

Solar Andaluz 2006 S.L.

2008

 

Parque solar Huescar, 3,872 MWp, courtesy Classic Bautreuhand GmbH & Co. KG

3.866 MW

de Germany,
Katharinenrieth

Solarpark Katharinenrieth I,II

GM

2010

   

3.864 MW

es Spain,
La Pedrera
(Navarre)

Parque solar La Pedrera II

GM, TRAC

Energías Fotovoltaicas de Navarra, S.L.
2008

   

3.84 MW

es Spain,
Lebrija
(Sevilla)

Picture courtesy:
SunPower Corporation

Planta Solar Fotovoltaica "Lebrija"

GM, TRAC

SolarPack
SunPower Corp.
2008

6,500 MWh

Lebrija PV plant, 3.84 MWp - courtesy SunPower Corp.

3.839 MW

de Germany,
Muggensturm,
Rastatt

Picture courtesy:
TAUBER-SOLAR, Tauberbischofsheim

Co. Hartmann Logistik
in Muggensturm along A5 motorway Exit "Rastatt"

RM

TAUBER-SOLAR
December 2006

3,700 MWh

2,600 t CO2

Hartmann Logistik, Muggensturm, 3,78 MWp, courtesy TAUBER-SOLAR Management GmbH

3.8 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Svetla nad Sazavou

FVE Svetla nad Sazavou

GM

2010

   

3.8 MW

de Germany,
Albersreuth
(Bayern)

Solarpark Albersreuth

GM

Solarparc AG
2010

   

3.8 MW

es Spain,
La Gineta
(Albacete)

Picture courtesy:
Suravia S.A.

Huerta Solar La Gineta I

GM

Gamesa Solar
2008

 

Planta Solar La Gineta I, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

3.8 MW

de Germany,
Stuttgart

Fair Stuttgart

RM

Greenpeace Energy
IBC SOLAR
2009

   

3.785 MW

de Germany,
Halberstadt

Solarpark Halberstadt

GM

juwi
2009

   

3.78 MW

es Spain,
Dos Hermanas
(Sevilla)

Picture courtesy:
SkyFotoFactory
fotografia aerea

Planta solar Dos Hermanas

GM

2008

 

Planta Solar Dos Hermanas, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

3.75 MW

es Spain,
Humilladero
(Andalucia)

Picture courtesy:
SkyFotoFactory
fotografia aerea

Parque Fotovoltaico Humilladero

GM, TRAC

2008

 

Parque Solar Humilladero, Spain - courtesy Suravia S.A.

3.744 MW

de Germany,
Hörlkofen

Solarpark Hörlkofen

GM

2010

   

3.73 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Hrušovany

Photovoltaic plant Hrušovany

GM

2009

   

3.732 MW

de Germany,
Hollenbach
(Bayern)

Solarpark Hollenbach

GM

2010

   

3.6 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Malešovice

Photovoltaic plant Malešovice

GM

2009

   

3.7 MW

de Germany,
Kronwieden,
Dingolfing

Picture courtesy:
Deutsche BP AG

Fischer's family warehouse

RM

BP Solar
October 2005

3,600 MWh
2,500 t CO2

Fischer's family warehouse, Kronwieden - courtesy BP Solar

3.672 MW

de Germany,
Haimhausen
(Bavaria)

Picture courtesy:
Phoenix Solar

Solarpark Haimhausen I,II

GM

Phoenix Solar
2006-2010

 

Solarpark Haimhausen, courtesy Phoenix Solar

3.67 MW

es Spain,
Muga de Sayago
(Zamora)

Planta Solar Muga de Sayago

GM

2008

   

3.63 MW

de Germany,
Leiwen

Solarpark Leiwenk

GM

     

3.622 MW

cz Czech Republic,
Protivin

FVE Protivin I,II

GM

2009

   



* 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, BES GmbH, 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., saferay GmbH, 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, SolarOne Deutschland AG, 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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