Top developers reach 100 Gigawatts of utility-scale solar capacity

Jun 21, 2022 03:08 PM ET
  • The collective installed capacity of the top utility-scale solar developers has now covered 100 GWAC. The top 35 companies in Wiki-Solar's newest 'league table' added an exceptional 30 GWAC since the start of last year.

"Impressive development of solar in the US has actually aided North American business preserve 4 of the top seven places", claims Wiki-Solar owner Philip Wolfe; "while developers concentrated on the Chinese and Indian markets continue to reveal strongly. Leading European developers have actually retained their positions by expanding into international markets."

The checklist reveals a broad mix of energy multi-nationals along with professional renewable resource developers. In the first group, NextEra Energy reached the top slot last year many thanks greatly to the variety of new plants being installed by its subsidiary Florida Power and also Light. AES too is developing a considerable portfolio of solar capacity in the United States. Indian energies Adani, ACME as well as Azure have actually substantially grown capacity in their home market, as has SPIC in China. On the other hand European energy majors ENEL, Engie, EDF, Shell and also Total are enhancing their renewables holdings with worldwide holdings. PV specialists additionally reveal highly in the US, led by panel suppliers First Solar and also Canadian Solar, while the independent developer Invenergy enters the listing for the very first time. European renewables professionals continue to be noticeable, led by Lightsource (part-owned by BP), Baywa, Neoen, Enerparc, X-Elio and Scatec. The independent ReNew Power preserves a leading position in the Indian market. Some developers offer projects before or after they are appointed, yet others maintain possession of some or every one of their plants. A few of these companies consequently also show up in the top proprietors' listing-- which Wiki-Solar shows separately on its website. Visitors are advised that Wiki-Solar actions capacity in MWAC consisting of only projects over 4MWAC, so the majority of the detailed PV firms have actually established over 2 GWP, gauged by the DC solar array output.

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