Solar PV capacity accounted for 11.0% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded solar PV capacity of 894GW. This is expected to contribute 26.1% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 3,206GW. Of the total global solar PV capacity, 1.63% is in the UK. Listed below are the five largest active solar PV power plants by capacity in the UK, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global solar PV power segment. Buy the latest solar PV plant profiles here.

1. NextEnergy Llanwern Solar PV Park

The NextEnergy Llanwern Solar PV Park is a 75MW solar PV power project located in Wales, the UK. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2021. NextEnergy Capital own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Shotwick Solar PV Park

The 72MW Shotwick Solar PV Park solar PV power project is located in Wales, the UK. British Solar Renewables; Compton Group; WElink Energy has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2016. The project is owned by Foresight Solar & Technology VCT. Buy the profile here.

3. Bradenstoke Solar PV Park

The Bradenstoke Solar PV Park is a 69.80MW solar PV project. Bluefield Solar Income Fund owns the project. It was commissioned in 2015. It is located in England, the UK. Buy the profile here.

4. Alpha Real Capital Innova Energy Solar PV Park

The Alpha Real Capital Innova Energy Solar PV Park solar PV project with a capacity of 61.50MW. It is located in , the UK. Buy the profile here.

5. SunEdison-UK Solar PV Park

The SunEdison-UK Solar PV Park has been operating since 2014. The 61MW solar PV project is located in , the UK. The project has been developed by SunEdison. Buy the profile here.

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GlobalData

GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.  

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.