World Largest Solar Power Plant List [2022]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Aug 23, 2022, 7:10

India is home to the Largest Solar Power Plant in World. The Bhadla Solar Power Plant project commenced in 2015 with an investment of 1.4 billion in Bhadla, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, the world's largest solar power plant. 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. Read about the top 10 Largest Solar Power Plant in World, their location, characteristics, and more.

Top 10 World's Biggest Solar Power Plant

A list of the top 10 world's largest solar power plants is mentioned. Read about their features and specifications in detail. Learn about the country where these solar power plants are situated, their installation capacities, and more.

Name of Solar Plant

Country

Installation Capacity

Bhadla Solar Park

India

2245 MW

Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park

China

2.2 GW

Pavagada Solar Park or Shakti Sthala Solar Power Project

India

2050 MW

Benban Solar Park

Egypt

1.65GW

Tengger Desert Solar Park

China

1,547 MW

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

UAE

1,313 MW

Sweihan PV Independent Power Project

UAE

1,177 MW

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

India

1000 MW

Copper Mountain Solar Facility

United States

802 MW

Mount Signal Solar

United States

794 MW

List of Top 10 Largest Solar Power Plant in World

Bhadla Solar Park

India's largest solar power plant in 2021 and the world's largest solar power plant is Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India. It has an entire area of 14,000 acres.

  • The installation capacity of the solar plant is 2245 MW.
  • The construction cost was ₹10,000 crore (US$1.3 billion).

Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park

The Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park is found in China's remote Qinghai region. The solar power plant has an installed capacity of 2.2 GW.

  • It is the second-largest solar site in the world.
  • Chinese state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development developed the park for $2.31bn.

Pavagada Solar Park

The world's third largest solar power plant is Pavagada Solar Park, with an area of 53 square kilometers in Karnataka, India. It is a type of flat-panel Photovoltaic solar plant and the biggest solar plant in India.

  • Its construction finished in 2019, with an installed capacity of 2,050 MW.
  • Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd. (KSPDCL) is the plant's owner, and the total project cost was US$2.1 billion or ₹14,800 crores.

Benban Solar Park, Egypt

The Benban Solar Park in Egypt is located about 650 km south of Cairo in Egypt. New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) owns this largest solar power plant.

  • The Benban solar park has a total installed capacity of 1.65GW with an annual manufacturing of about 3.8 terawatt-hours.

Tengger Desert Solar Park, China

The fifth world's largest solar power plant is the Tengger Desert Solar Park, located in Ningxia, China.

  • Zhongwei Power Supply Company and China National Grid own the park that covers 1200 km of the 36700 km Tengger desert.
  • This solar park has one of the largest peak power capacities (1,547 MW).

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

The world's sixth largest solar power plant is Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. It extends over 77 square kilometers in Saih Al-Dahal, roughly 50 kilometers south of the city of Dubai.

  • It is one of the largest sustainable projects in the world based on an (IPP) model, which stands for Independent Power Producer.
  • The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, abbreviated as DEWA, launched the plant with an installed capacity of 1,313 MW.

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 had an installed capacity of 1,177 MW.

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park is on the list of the largest solar power project in Andhra Pradesh, India. It stretches over 24 square kilometers in Panyam Mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • Inaugurated in 2019, this solar plant comes with a capacity of 1000 MW.
  • The park was built for ₹70 billion (US$880 million) by solar power developers and the Central and State governments.

Copper Mountain Solar Facility

The Copper Mountain Solar Facility plant is in Boulder City, United States. This solar photovoltaic power plant has 802 megawatts of installed capacity.

  • Sempra Generation developed the world's largest solar park.
  • Copper Mountain V is co-located with the Nevada Solar One, Boulder Solar, and Techren Solar projects, developing a solar generating complex of more than 1 gigawatt (GW).

Mount Signal Solar

Mount Signal Solar is the tenth on the list of the world's largest solar power plants, also known as the Imperial Valley Solar Project, a 794 MWp photovoltaic power station near the southern Imperial Valley Mexican border.

  • The construction cost of 1 unit of the solar power plant was $365 million.
  • The operators of this project were TerraForm Power (MS1) and Capital Dynamics (MS3).

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FAQs about Largest Solar Power Plant in World

Q.1 Which is the largest solar power plant in the world?

Bhadla Solar Park, located in Bhadla, Rajasthan, India, is the World's Largest Solar Power Plant as of 2021.

Q.2 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.

Q.3 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.

Q.4 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.

Q.5 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 covered an area of 100 acres and was commissioned in September 2021.

Q.6 Which country has the largest solar power plant?

China is the world's largest installed solar energy plant, measured at 205 GW in 2019, according to the IEA's Renewables 2020 report.

Q.7 Which country will use the most solar energy in 2022?

The usage of solar energy differs greatly from one nation to the other. The 5 countries that produce more solar power are:

  • China (175,018)
  • United States (62,200)
  • Japan (55,500)
  • Germany (45,930)
  • India (26,869)