Solar power is among the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy in the world. Most of the solar production centers are known as solar parks which are essentially a group of co-located solar power plants. Below is a list of 10 largest solar power stations in the world;
10 Largest Solar Power Stations in the World
1. Tengger Desert Solar Park
Tengger Desert Solar Park is the largest solar power station in the world. The park’s annual production capacity is 1,547 MW. Tengger Solar Park is located in the Zhongwei town in Ningxia, China. Tengger Solar Park is made up of over 50 individual solar power plants. The People’s Republic of China owns this solar park.
2. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park
Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is a large solar power station located in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh which is an Indian State. The station covers about 5,000 acres of land. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park was commissioned for use in 2017 having been constructed for $1 billion. Kurnool Produces 1,000 MW of solar power every year.
3. Datong Solar Power Top Runner
Datong Solar Power station is located in Datong, China. It is 248 acres large and produces approximately 1000 MW of solar power every year. The fitting of the solar panels makes the Datong Solar Power Station resemble a panda bear.
4. Longyangxia Dam Solar Park
Longyangxia Dam Solar Park is located in the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai Province, China. Its construction was completed in 2015 at a cost of approximately $721.3 million. The park is managed by the State Power Investment Corporation. Longyangxia Dam Solar Park is responsible for the production of 850 MW of solar energy every year.
5. Rewa Ultra Mega Solar
Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park covers 1,590 acres of land in Rewa District in India. The park produces 750 MW of solar power annually and is owned by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited.
6. Bhadla Solar Power Project
Bhadla Solar Power project is a solar power plant located in Jodhpur District in India. It produces a total of 746 MW of solar power. The construction of the park is still ongoing. Eventually, the Bhadla Park is meant to have a capacity of 2,255 MW.
7. Kamuthi Solar Power Project
Kamuthi Solar Power Project is situated on 2,500 acres of land at the Tamil Nadu state in India. It is owned by Adani Power and has a capacity of 648 MW. The project was commissioned for operations in 2017.
8. Pavagada Solar Park
Pavagada Solar Park is an ongoing-solar park project located in Tumkur District in India. Its current capacity is 600 MW. However, the project covers close to 13,000 acres of land and will produce more solar power when completed.
9. Solar Star I and II
The Solar Star I and II is the largest solar power station in the US. It is located in the Kern and Los Angeles counties in Rosamond, California. Its total annual output is 579 MW. The Solar Star I and II solar station is managed and operated by Sun Power Services.
10. Topaz Solar Farm
Topaz Solar Farm is a solar park situated in San Luis Obispo County (California State) in the US. The project was commissioned for operations in 2014 and has a production capacity of 550 MW annually.