India is home to the world's largest solar power plant. The Bhadla Solar Power Plant project commenced in 2015 with an investment of 1.4 billion and is located in Bhadla, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan.
The temperature in Bhadla ranges from 46 to 48 degrees, and the region receives excellent solar radiation the whole year. Ten million solar panels in the plant have a generation capacity of 2245 megawatt. The Bhadla solar power plant project is a part of a 1,00,000 megawatt solar energy grand plan.
Important Information Related to the World's Largest Solar Power Plants
Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park, China
The Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park is located in China’s remote Qinghai province. The plant, which has an installed capacity of 2.2 GW, is the second-largest solar site in the world. The park was developed by Chinese state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development for $2.31bn.
Shakti Sthala Solar Power Project, India
The 2GW Shakti Sthala solar power project is located in Karnataka, India, and is the world's third-largest solar power plant. The Karnataka Solar Park Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL) and the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) developed this project, and it spans more than 13,000 acres of land.
The Benban Solar Park in Egypt is located about 650km south of the city of Cairo in Benban. The park is the largest solar power plant in Africa and is owned by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). The Benban solar park has a total capacity of 1.65GW with an annual production of about 3.8 terawatt-hours.
Tengger Desert Solar Park, China
The Tengger Desert Solar Park is located in Ningxia, China, and is the fifth-largest solar power plant in the world. The park covers 1200 km of the 36700 km Tengger desert and is owned by China National Grid and Zhongwei Power Supply Company.
Sweihan PV Independent Power Project, UAE
The Sweihan PV Independent Power Project is located in Sweihan in Abu Dhabi and covers an area of 7.8km². The plant was developed by a joint venture of Marubeni Corporation, Solar, and the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority and has an installed capacity of 1,177MW.
FAQs about Largest Solar Power Plant
- Which is the world's largest solar power plant?
Bhadla Solar Park, located in Bhadla, Rajasthan, India, is the world's largest solar power plant as of 2021.
- How big is the area of the world's largest solar power plant?
The Bhadla Solar Park is spread across 5,700 hectares (14,000 acres) and has a total capacity of 2245 MW.
- When was the world's largest solar power plant established?
The construction of the Bhadla solar power plant began in July 2015, and the first phase was commissioned in October 2018.
- Where is the world's largest floating solar power plant?
The world’s largest floating solar farm is being built on the island of Batam in Indonesia.
- Where is the largest floating solar power plant in India?
The largest floating solar power plant in India was commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. The 25 MW floating SPV project covers an area of 100 acres and was commissioned in September 2021.