The Rise of Utility-scale Solar

Renewable Energy World.COM
15 April 2013
We are familiar with the inexorable and welcome march of solar panels across our rooftops, but many might be surprised that utility-scale power plants are now the fastest-growing application for the photovoltaics (PV) industry. This sector has delivered a compound annual growth rate over the last five years of 100 percent, to reach a cumulative installed capacity above 10 GW by the end of 2012. At that time, there were some 400 solar generating stations with a nameplate capacity of 10 MW and over, but the number and capacity of large-scale PV plants continued to grow in early 2013.  Read more

Post a comment

Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
Utility Scale
> 50MWp