The 5 Largest Solar Power Plants

18 June of 2009 by

And guess what? They’re all in Europe. C’mon North America, catch up!

1. Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park, Spain – The largest in the world,the Olmedilla Photovoltaic (PV) Park uses 162,000 flat solarphotovoltaic panels to deliver 60 megawatts of electricity on acloudless day.

2. Puertollano Photovoltaic Park, Spain – The power generated hereis equivalent to the annual domestic consumption of electricity ofabout 39,000 households.

3. Moura Photovoltaic Power Station, Portugal – The power stationwill have an installed capacity of 46 MWp, counting a total of over376,000 solar panels.

4. Waldpolenz Solar Park, Germany – Waldpolenz Solar Park is theworld’s largest thin-film photovoltaic (PV) power system. Solarthin-film modules are used, which supplies 40,000 MWh of electricityper year.

5. Arnedo Solar Plant, Spain – The plant produces 34 GWh every year,which will power 12,000 households and prevent 375,000 tonnes of CO2.

 

 
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