The world’s biggest solar power plants
The biggest solar power plants today, all with a capacity of over 1,000 MW, are located mainly in India and China.
Bhadla Solar Park (2.245 MW)
According to the list published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) as of April, Bhadla Solar Park (Bhadla Solar Park) has the largest capacity with 2,245 megawatts (MW). The system covers a total area of 160 square kilometers in Jodhpur, Rajasthan (India), where the climate is arid and harsh but receives a lot of thermal radiation, which is essential for efficient photovoltaic production.
Bhadla Solar Park started partial construction from 2016 and officially operated in March 2020. This plant has the cheapest total investment cost in India at 1.3 billion USD and the electricity price of the plant is also the cheapest, at 0.02 USD/kWh.
Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park (2.200 MW)
The solar power plant with the world’s second largest capacity and China’s largest capacity is currently located in Qinghai province, only to be operational by the end of 2020. The plant is still under construction to form a public renewable electricity complex. capacity of 16,000 MW, including 11,000 MW of solar power and 5,000 MW of wind power.
Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park is implemented by Huanghe Hydropower Development Company. The project consists of 5 phases, invested more than 2.2 billion USD, started construction from 2019 on a land area of 55 km2.
Pavagada Solar Park (2.050 MW)
Pavagada Solar Park (Pavagada Solar Park) is located in Tumkur district, Karnataka (India), with an area of 53 km2. This is an area of barren land that receives very little rainfall, but has a high number of hours of sunshine and heat radiation. The project started in 2015, completed and put into operation in its entirety from 2019 with a total investment cost of 2.1 billion USD.
Benban Solar Park (1.650 MW)
Benban Solar Park solar power plant covers an area of 37 square kilometers, located in the western desert of Egypt, about 650 kilometers south of Cairo. The project was built in mid-2014, part of the Egyptian government’s strategy for sustainable renewable energy 2035, and completed in 2019. Inside the system is 41 smaller power plants. The total project cost is 823 million USD.
Tengger Desert Solar Park (1.547 MW)
This power plant has a construction area of 43 square kilometers in Ningxia (China). The joint venture project by China National Grid Supply Corporation and Zhongwei Energy Supply Corporation is considered a representative of the renewable energy revolution in the world’s most populous country.
Tengger Desert Solar Park was completed in 2015 and used to hold the position of the world’s largest capacity solar power plant until 2018. However, the profile of this plant is not publicly available.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (1.313 MW)
NP Kunta Ultra Mega (1.200 MW)
NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Park covers a total area of 32 square kilometers, located in the Anantapur district of India. The project was built and put into operation in 2016 with a capacity of 200 MW, then gradually expanded and reached a peak capacity of 1,200 MW from the middle of this year.