The Top 10 Solar Power Plants Around the World

In the past few decades, the solar power industry has made great strides. Solar power was once considered an unviable source of renewable energy. However, there are now dozens of countries that rely on it as their primary source for electricity generation. This article lists the 10 most powerful solar power plants worldwide based on their annual capacity.

Freiburg Solar Park, Germany
Germany has been a leader in solar power for a long time. Germany’s dedication to solar energy is evident in the Freiburg Solar Park. TenneT TSO GmbH, an energy giant subsidiary, founded Freiburg. Based on technology from Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and located near Stuttgart. Freiburg generates an average annual output 880,000 MWh.

Charanka Solar Park, India
Charanka Solar Park, a 300 MW solar power plant, is located in Charanka village in Gujarat, India. It cost $230 million to construct and was inaugurated in May 2011. The 800,000 solar panels are spread over 860 acres. #8. #8.

Agua Caliente (USA)
The power plant can produce 290 MW. Agua Caliente, located in Yuma County Arizona, is one of America’s largest solar facilities. Photovoltaic cells are used to produce electricity at the power plant. NextEra Energy Resources built the solar facility, which covers 930 acres. It was built by NextEra Energy Resources and cost $1 billion to construct.

California Valley Solar Ranch One, USA
California Valley Solar Ranch One, 550 MW, is a photovoltaic power station that was built by First Solar. It is owned by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. LLC. It began operation in January 2014. It is located in San Luis Obispo County, California Valley. It uses approximately 895,000 Cadmium Telluride modules. Construction of the project took about 1,500 workers and cost $2 billion. This is enough solar power for electricity production to power over 230,000 homes.

Rufiji-Changamwe, Africa
2,134 MWs This powerhouse can be found in Tanzania. It has been in operation since 2015. It has been in operation since 2015. Archaeologists discovered many important historical artifacts here. It covers approximately 1,977 acres (square km). The power plant produces 3 billion KWh annually, enough electricity to power over 240,000 homes.

Quaid Najmuddin, Pakistan
Quaid Najmuddin, Pakistan’s largest and most efficient solar plant, is rated at 100MW. Quaid’s 552,000 PV modules produce clean electricity that is used to power more than 90,000. This amounts to about 380 megawatt-hours per day. For context, imagine that 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated by a typical coal plant emits 200 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Tengger Desert, China
The 9.5 million panels cover an area of 3,000 acres and produce 1.1 gigawatts (enough power to power 500,000 homes). Tengger Desert is expected to produce 5 Billion Kilowatt-hours per year of electricity, making it one of China’s top five largest solar farms. Construction will begin next year (2018) on an adjacent facility that would double the output.

Golmud City, China
The Golmud Solar Park is 100 kilometres in area, which is equivalent to 140,000 soccer pitches. It is actually one of the largest solar power stations worldwide. Golmud City’s 4 million solar panels produce 3 gigawatts (GW), which is enough power to supply electricity for 3 million people each day. The remarkable feat was achieved by experts from China’s National Energy Administration (State Grid Corporation) of China.

King Abdullah City, Saudi Arabia
You may not have heard of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City if you aren’t a solar energy expert. The massive solar power plant is situated on a flat, unused plot of land 50 miles north from Riyadh. Its 13 square miles is covered with 2.5 million ultra-high-efficiency polycrystalline silicon solar panels, making it larger than 25,000 football fields combined.

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, India
It will cover 5,400 acres and be a 2.5-gigawatt (GW), solar photovoltaic plant. It will become India’s largest and most efficient solar power plant when it is operational. This will help Kurnool reach its goal to run exclusively on renewable energy by 2017. It will be number one in our list when it is operational!

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