Largest PV power plants in USA

Top biggest solar PV stations in the United States 2020. PV parks, PV farms.

Get familiar with our list of the largest US-based solar photovoltaic plants with a capacity accounting for hundreds of megawatts. Using the links provided to every project, you can get additional information on the station, find its exact map location, and read the news related to each developer and state of location.

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks  Developer
Solar Star (I and II) map California  579* 1,664 13 2015 Largest in California and US. 579 MW ac (747.3 MWp) connected to the grid on June 19, 2015. 1.7 million solar panels SunPower
Copper Mountain Solar Facility map  Nevada 552* 1,291 16.2 2016 Largest in Nevada at 552 MW ac. Proposed Fifth Unit to add 250MW. 9 million First Solar panels Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm map  California 550* 1,287 16 2015 Phase I of 300 MWAC completed 2013. Phase II to final capacity completed January 2015. First Solar
Topaz Solar Farm map California 550* 1,268 19 2014 Gradually commissioned since February 2013. Reached final capacity November 2014. First Solar
Mount Signal Solar map California 460* 1,197 15.9 2018 Phase 1 of 206 MWAC in May 2014. Phase 3 of 254 MWAC in July 2018. Phase 2 of 154 MWAC projected in 2020. Up to 600 MWAC when complete. 8minute Solar Energy
Mesquite Solar project map Arizona 400* 1,140 9.3 2016 Largest in Arizona. Up to 700 MWAC when complete. Zachry Holdings
Springbok Solar Farm map California 350* 717 5.7 2019 443MW(DC) 8minute Solar Energy
Techren Solar Project map  Nevada 300*   9.3 2019 100MW Phase 1 and 200MW Phase 2. Expected completion in 2019. Up to 400MW when complete. Sustainable Energy Capital Partners
Agua Caliente Solar Project map Arizona 290* 740 9.7 2014 290MWAC project was completed in April 2014 First Solar
California Flats Solar Project map California 280*   11.7 2017 130 MWac completed November 2017. Full capacity year-end 2018. First Solar
McCoy Solar Energy Project map California 250* 745 9.3 2016 First 250 MW commissioned June 2016. Two more 250MW phases proposed. First Solar
Silver State South Solar Project map Nevada 250* 711 11.7 2016 Commissioned December 2016 First Solar
California Valley Solar Ranch map California 250* 675 7.96 2013 Completed October 2013 SunPower
Stateline Solar map California 250* 658 6.82 2016 Completed September 2016. First Solar
Moapa Southern Paiute map Nevada 250* 629 8.1 2016 First station on north american tribal lands. Commissioned March 2017. First Solar
Escalante Solar Project map  Utah 240* 624 7.7 2016 Largest in Utah. SunEdison, Inc.
Blythe Solar Energy Center map California 235* 622 8.1 2016 Phase 1 of 110 MWAC in Apr 2016. Phase 2 of 125 MWAC in Oct 2016. Up to 485MW when complete Solar Trust of America
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch map California 230* 614 8.5 2015 Largest in Los Angeles County, CA First Solar
GA Solar 4 Project map  Georgia 200*   8.1 2019 Largest in Georgia and eastern US. Expected completion December 2019. 261MWdc/200MWac. First Solar
Garland Solar Facility map California 200* 547 8.1 2016 272MWdc/200MWac. Kern County, CA Recurrent Energy
Great Valley Solar map California 200* 675 6.5 2018 281MWdc/200MWac. Fresno County, CA Recurrent Energy
Tranquillity Solar project map California 200* 455 7.7 2016 258MWdc/200MWac. Fresno County, CA Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy
Midway Solar map  Texas 236   6.1 2019 236MWdc/178MWac. Pecos County, TX 174 Power Global
Upton Solar 2 map Texas 235   7.7 2017 235MWdc/180MWac with 42MWh storage. Upton County, TX Vistra Energy
Roserock Solar map Texas 212 396 5.3 2016 212MWdc/157MWac. Pecos County, TX Recurrent Energy
Buckthorn Solar 1 map Texas 202   5.1 2018 202MWdc/154MWac. Pecos County, TX NRG Energy
 
USA is an unquestioned champion in the solar industry. Many of the world’s biggest and most productive photovoltaic stations and farms are located in the United States. The nation boasts dozens of solar PV plants whose capacity exceeds 200 megawatts. All of them have been deployed within the last decade. 
 
Over a half of the top nation’s utility-scale PV projects are based in California – the sunniest state of the country. The Beach State houses the largest solar power station as of 2020 – 579MWAC Solar Star. 
 
Nevada ranks second, accommodating the second-largest and a few more over-200-MW plants. 
 
The PV systems in the list rank according to their capacity. Keep it in mind that the sector is growing rapidly and the rating is changing. But you can rest assured that we are doing our best to update the info regularly to keep you in line with the fresh news.