Largest PV stations in China

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in China.

(Updated 20 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in China

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

Tengger Desert Solar Park

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Ningxia

1547

 

43

2016

In Zhongwei, Ningxia

 

Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base

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Shanxi

1000

   

2016

Total capacity will be 3 GW in 3 phases.

 

Longyangxia Dam Solar Park

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Qinghai

850

 

23

2015

320 MW Phase I Completed in December 2013, 530 MW phase II in 2015

 

Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park

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Qinghai

500

202

23

2014

Phase I completed in October 2011, followed by Phase II and III. 60 MW phase IV under construction. Within a group of 1,000 MW of co-located plants

 

Three Gorges Golmud Solar Park

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Qinghai

500

   

2018

   

Three Gorges Delingha Solar Park

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Qinghai

500

   

2018

   

Yanchi Solar Park

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Ningxia

380

525

 

2016

Up to 2,000 MW when complete.

 

Cixi solar farm

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Zhejiang

200

 

3

2017

Mounted atop Changhe and Zhouxiang aquaculture reservoirs

Hangzhou Fengling

Gansu Jintai Solar Facility

   

200

   

2013

in Jin Chang, Gansu Province

 

Gonghe Industrial Park Phase I

   

200

   

2013

Following phases with 550 MW planned.

 

Aksu PV power station

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Xinjiang

160

         

Solar power in China

China is a solar energy hub that houses a number of the world's largest solar power plants. Over the last few years, China, which is the top emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), has increased its share of renewable electricity generation. It is one of several large economies that has resorted to the technology to assist decarbonize its energy system as part of the energy revolution. In September 2020, President Xi Jinping also outlined plans to achieve "carbon neutrality" by 2060.

China presently is on the top of the list to have the largest solar resources in the world, with about 40 GW expected to be operational by 2020, bringing the country's overall solar generation (installed capacity) to 240 gigawatts. China's solar capacity has expanded far beyond fivefold in the last five years and could double by 2025.

Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park 

Located in remote Qinghai province, with a total installed capacity of 2.2 gigawatts, it is China's largest and world's 2nd largest solar plant. The development plan of the project was divided into 5 phases and includes a storage capacity of 202.8 MW/MWh. 

Huanghe Hydropower Development, a Chinese state-owned utility, built it for 15.04 billion Chinese renminbi ($2.31 billion). The station is linked to an incredibly high voltage power line which is being constructed to link the country's distant northwestern regions to the highly packed9in terms of population)  eastern provinces.

Tengger Desert Solar Park

It is China's 2nd largest and the world's 5th largest solar power facility. The plant with a total capacity of 1.55GW, also commonly called the "Great Wall of Solar," stretches over 1,200 kilometers of the 36,700-kilometer Tengger desert. The power plant, which is jointly owned by  Zhongwei Power Supply Company and China National Grid, went online in 2017 and now provides clean energy to over six lac residences.

Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base

Located in Datong City, Shanxi Province, it is the country's 3rd largest solar power plant.  China's National Energy Administration aimed to install solar plants in this area. After successful completion of the project's 1st phase in 2016, this solar plant now has a total capacity of 1.1 gigawatts.

Once the next 2 phases of the project are completed. Datong might become the world's largest solar plant with a total capacity of 3 gigawatts. Numerous companies are involved in the development of the project.

 

 

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