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Top 10 World's Largest Solar PV Projects under Construction

 

The table below shows the Top 10 of the World's largest solar PV projects under construction. All data was taken from the companies' respective websites, official statements and news releases.
If we've missed a project, please send us your feedback and suggestions to topten (at) solarplaza (dot) com

 

 


 


Name Developer Capacity (MW)    Country Module Type
1. Topaz Solar Farm First Solar
550
   USA CdTe
2. Desert Sunlight Solar Farm First Solar
550
   USA CdTe
3. Agua Caliente Solar Project First Solar
290
   USA CdTe
4. California Valley Solar Ranch SunPower
250
   USA c-Si
5. AV Solar Ranch One First Solar
230
   USA CdTe
6. Mesquite Solar Ranch one Sempra U.S. Gas & Power 150
   USA PV
7. Copper Mountain Solar two Sempra U.S. Gas & Power 150
   USA CdTe
8.
Imperial Solar Energy Center South
Tenaska Solar Ventures 130
   USA CdTe
9. Vega Solar Power Plant Solarhybrid AG 123
   Italy
PV
10. Sorrento Solar Farm BlueChip Energy 100
   USA PV

 

 


Note: This table was first published on April 25 , 2012.

Please scroll down or click here for the Top 20 of the Largest solar PV projects under construction . Companies that feel they should be included in these lists are invited to contact us and provide the public information source.



1. Topaz Solar Farm

 

Capacity: 550 MW

Country: USA

Developer: First Solar

Module Manufacturer: First Solar

Module Type: Thin film

Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2015

 


2. Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

 

Capacity:550 MW

Country: USA

Developer: First Solar
Module Manufacturer: First Solar
Module Type: Thin film
Utility Buyer: Southern California Edison

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2015

 


3. Agua Caliente Solar Project

 

Capacity:290 MW

Country: USA

Developer: First Solar
Module Manufacturer: First Solar
Module Type: Thin film
Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2010

Completion year: 2014



4. California Valley Solar Ranch

 

Capacity:250 MW

Country: USA

Developer: SunPower
Module Manufacturer: SunPower
Module Type: Crystalline
Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2013



5. AV Solar Ranch One

 

Capacity:230 MW

Country: USA

Developer: First Solar
Module Manufacturer: First Solar
Module Type: Thin film
Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2012/2013

 


6. Mesquite Solar Phase One

 

Capacity:150 MW

Country: USA

Developer: Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Module Manufacturer: Suntech
Module Type: Photovoltaic
Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2013

 


7. Copper Mountain Solar Two

 

Capacity:150 MW

Country: USA

Developer: Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Module Manufacturer: First Solar
Module Type: Thin film
Utility Buyer: Pacific Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2015



8. Imperial Solar Energy Center South

 

Capacity:130 MW

Country: USA

Developer: Tenaska Solar Ventures
Module Manufacturer: First Solar
Module Type: Thin film
Utility Buyer: San Diego Gas & Electric

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2014

 


9. Vega Solar Power Plant

 

Capacity:123 MW

Country: Italy

Developer: Solarhybrid AG
Module Manufacturer: JA Solar
Module Type: Photovoltaic
Utility Buyer: -

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2012

 


10. Sorrento Solar Farm


Capacity:100 MW

Country: USA  

Developer: BlueChip Energy
Module Manufacturer: Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP)
Module Type: Photovoltaic
Utility Buyer: Progress Energy Florida

Starting year: 2011

Completion year: 2013

 


 

 

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