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Last Updated: April 1, 2017

The Major Solar Projects List is a database of all ground-mounted solar projects, 1 MW and above, that are either operating, under construction or under development. The list is for informational purposes only, reflecting projects and completed milestones in the public domain. The information in the list was gathered from public announcements of solar projects in the form of company press releases, news releases, and, in some cases, conversations with individual developers. It is not a comprehensive list of all utility-scale projects under development. This list may be missing smaller projects that are not publicly announced.

Note: SEIA reports project capacity figures in AC units when available.

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SEIA makes major solar project data available to the public through the map below.  SEIA members have exclusive access to the list as a sortable, searchable MS Excel file that is updated monthly. This version contains additional, valuable information that is not included in the map below, such as the owner, electricity purchaser, land type and expected online date. Members click here to access.  A full list of the data provided in the members-only version of the list can be found here.

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Quick Facts

  • There are nearly 6,000 major solar projects currently in the database, representing roughly 70 GW of capacity.
  • The list shows that there is over 20.5 GWac of major solar projects currently operating.
  • There remains an enormous amount of capacity in the pipeline, with over 49 GW of PV and CSP projects either under construction or under development.

Project Location Map


Solar on the Ground

See the locations of the major solar systems identified by this research on our interactive map.                                             

 

SEIA does not guarantee that every identified project will be built. Like any other industry, market conditions may impact project economics and timelines. SEIA will remove a project if it is publicly announced that it has been canceled.

SEIA actively promotes public policy that minimizes regulatory uncertainty and encourages the accelerated deployment of utility-scale solar power.

Please contact research@seia.org with any updates or corrections to the list.

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Solar Means Business 2016

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The top corporate solar users in the United States have now installed more than 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity, enough to power 193,000 homes. These Fortune 500 companies have installed solar at nearly 2,000 individual installations nationwide. The top 10 corporate users are compiled in a slideshow below, and demonstrate that America's top brands are choosing to go solar at an impressive rate. 

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For more detailed information about this report, click here to view an online version and download the full PDF. Highlights include rankings of the top 25 corporate users by megawatts (MW) installed and number of installations, trends in corporate adoption of solar, and analysis of different facility types.

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Target has grabbed the top spot among American businesses that are going solar. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) revealed Target’s ascension to the top of the list in its 2016 Solar Means Business report, issued today, which found that more American businesses are installing solar than ever before. Covering corporate solar installs now in 38 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, the 2016 Solar Means Business report tracks nearly 1,100 MW of solar installations at America’s top companies. To put that in context, that’s enough electricity to power the equivalent of 193,000 homes every year. Also noteworthy, in just the first three quarters of 2016, the report found 142 MW of corporate solar was added in the U.S., more than was installed in all of 2015 (129 MW). Read more>>

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Report Shows Corporate Installs in 38 States

Click on the image below to view a fullscreen interactive map that shows all of the major corporate solar installations in the United States.