We’ve compiled an overview of the top 50 solar PV projects in emerging markets with the purpose of showing the market potential of solar power in developing regions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Therefore we excluded the more advanced and developed solar markets in Asia (China, India, Japan), North America and Europe. This list of solar PV projects comes in preparation of our 2-day conference, Making Solar Bankable set to be held in Amsterdam on the 15-16th of February, 2018.



# Plant Name Size (MW) Location Country Since Owner Developer Value ($m)
1 Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Phase II 400 Bahawalpur, Punjab Pakistan 6/1/2016 Quaid e Azam Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. Tebian Electric Apparatus (first 100MW), Zonergy (remaining 300MW)
2 Nova Olinda 292 Ribeira do Piauí, Piauí Brazil 9/18/2017 Enel Green Power (Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB")) Enel Green Power (Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB")) 300
3 Ituverava 254 Tabocas do Brejo Velho, Bahia Brazil 9/18/2017 Enel Green Power (Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB")) Enel Green Power (Brasil Participações Ltda. ("EGPB")) 400
4 El Romero 246 Municipality of Vallenar, in the Atacama Region Chile 11/1/2016 Acciona Energy Acciona Energy 343
5 Solar Capital De Aar 175 Northern Cape, De Aar South Africa 8/15/2014 Solar Capital, Moncada Energy Group, PIC, Community Trust (BEE), Fifth Season (BEE), Total Solar Capital 259
6 Finis Terrae 160 Municipality of María Elena in the Antofagasta Region Chile 1/6/2016 Enel Green Power Helio Atacama Uno 270
7 Lapa Solar Park 158 Bom Jesus da Lapa, Bahia Brazil 6/5/2017 Enel Green Power 175
8 FV Bolero 147 Atacama Desert of Northern Chile Chile 2/25/2015 EDF Renewable Energy and Marubeni EDF Renewable Energy and Marubeni
9 Nacaome and Valle Solar Power Plant 146 Nacaome region of the State of Valle Honduras 5/6/2015 Larach Group SOPOSA and COHESSA 232
10 Luz del Norte "Northern Light" 141 Copiapó is the nearest city to the site Chile 10/28/2015 First Solar SCB II SpA 2 183
11 Cadiz Solar Power Plant 132.5 Cadiz, Negros Occidental, Philippines Philippines 3/3/2016 Equis Funds Group Helios Solar Energy Corp (a joint venture between Thailand-based Soleq Solar Co. and Gregorio Araneta Inc) 200
12 EA Solar Lampang 128 Lampang province, northern Thailand Thailand 2/17/2015 Energy Absolute Public Company (EA) Energy Absolute Public Company (EA)
13 EA Solar Nakornsawan 126 Tambol Huawai, Amphur Takli, Nakornsawan province, approximately 250 km north of Bangkok Thailand 12/23/2013 Energy Absolute Public Company (EA) Energy Absolute Public Company (EA)
14 Quilapilún 110 Colina, Metropolitan Region Chile 6/1/2016 SunEdison 256
15 Providencia Solar Project 101 La Paz, Near San Salvador El Salvador 4/1/2017 Neoen 151
16 Amanecer Solar CAP plant 100 Copiapó is the nearest city to the site Chile 6/8/2014 SunEdison Amanecer Solar 250
17 Huatacondo 98 Pozo Almonte district Chile 6/1/2014 Desarrollos Fotovoltaicos de Chile (DFC) 196
18 Carrera Pinto PV plant 97 Atacama region Chile 1/1/2014 Parque Solar Carrera Pinto Enel Green Power 180
19 Jasper Solar Energy Project 96 Nothern Cape South Africa 10/1/2014 SolarReserve, Google Inc Iberdrola Renovables SA, Kensani Group, Intikon Energy 260
20 EA Solar Phitsanulok 90 Prompiram District, Phisanulok Province Thailand 4/1/2016 EA Solar Phisanulok Company Limited Energy Absolute Public Company Limited
20 Nakhon Sawan solar PV 90 Takhli District, Nakhon Sawan Province Thailand 12/23/2013 EA Solar Nakornsawan Company Limited Energy Absolute Public Company Limited
20 High Plateuas East, Adrar 90 Adrar: Setif, Bordj Bouararidj, Batna, Mila, Souk Ahras Algeria 1/18/2016 SKTM (Sonelgaz) Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina - Three party consortium 505 (total 3 projects)
20 High Plateaus Centre, Adrar 90 Adrar: M’sila, Djelfa, Laghouat, Ouargla Algeria 1/18/2016 SKTM (Sonelgaz) Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina - Three party consortium 505 (total 3 projects)
21 Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska 86 Northern Cape,Copperton South Africa 7/22/2016 Sonnedix Juwi Renewable Energies
22 High Plateaus West, Adrar 85 Adrar: Saida, Naâma, El Beyodh, Sidi Belabes Algeria 1/1/2014 SKTM (Sonelgaz) Belectric 0
23 Wang Plueng PV power plant 83.5 Lop Buri Province Thailand 5/1/2013 Natural Energy Development Co. Sharp Corporation (along with Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited and ITALTHAI Engineering Co., Ltd.) 137
24 Paleisheuwel 82.5 Western Cape South Africa 4/27/2016 Electra Capital, Enel Green Power Terni Energia Spa, Enel Green Power Spa
24 Adams Solar PV 2 / Aurora 82.5 Northern cape South Africa Enel Green Power Spa, Lisinfo245 investments, Hotazel Community Trust Enel Green Power Spa, Erigenix Pty Ltd
24 Pulida Solar Park 82.5 Free State South Africa Pulida Energy, Shanduka, Enel Green Power, Bathopele Letsemeng Community Trust Enel Green Power Spa, Erigenix Pty Ltd
25 Kathu (Solar Energy Facility 1) 82 Northern Cape South Africa 8/1/2014 Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (REISA), Building Energy Building Energy
26 Pampa Norte 79 Antofagasta Region, approximately 32 kilometres southwest of Taltal Chile 4/6/2016 Enel Green Power Ingenostrum 150
27 Kalkbult 75 Northern Cape South Africa 9/1/2013 Scatec Solar ASA, Norfund, Simacel, Standard Bank, Old Mutual Scatec Solar ASA 259
27 Lesedi 75 Northern Cape,Postmasburg South Africa 5/1/2014 SolarReserve SolarReserve 293
27 Letsatsi 75 Free State,Bloemfontein South Africa 5/1/2014 SolarReserve SolarReserve 293
27 Dreunberg 75 Eastern Cape South Africa 12/1/2014 Norfund, Scatec Solar ASA, KLP, Standard Bank South Africa, Simacel Scatec Solar ASA
28 Sishen 74 Northern Cape South Africa 12/1/2014 Acciona Energia SA (51%), Aveng Group, Aveng (Africa) Limited (29%), Soul City Broad-Based Empowerment Company (SCBBEC) (10%), Community (10%) Acciona Energia SA
29 Javiera Solar Project 70 Commune of Chañara, Atacama region Chile 2/1/2015 TerraForm Power SunEdison 130
29 Salvador Solar Plant 70 Diego de Almagro, near El Salvador Chile 1/23/2015 Etrion, Total, Solventus SunPower 200
30 Monte Plata Solar 67 Monte Plata, a region north of the capital Santo Domingo Dominican Republic 3/30/2016 General Energy Solutions Soventix and Phanes group 105
31 Tom Burke Solar Park 66 Limpopo South Africa 3/1/2016 Enel Green Power TerniEnergia
32 La Jacinta 65 Northwest city of Salto Uruguay 7/1/2015 Abdul Latif Jameel Fotowatio Renewable Ventures 150
33 Calatagan Solar Plant 63 Batangas Philippines 1/2/2016 Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings Solar Philippines 120
34 Aura Solar II 62 Choluteca Honduras 7/31/2015 Aura Solar, Gauss Energia Gauss Energia, Isolux Corsan 120
35 Toledo Solar Project 60 Toledo City, Cebu Philippines 7/18/2017 Citicore Power, Inc
35 Lalackama I 60 Antafagasto Chile 12/29/2014 Enel Green Power Enel Green Power 110
35 Boshoff 60 Free State South Africa 10/1/2014 SunEdison - 51%, Nehawu Investment Holdings (NIH) - 20%, Public Investment Corporation - 19%, Community Trust - 10% SunEdison 250
36 SaCaSun solar farm 59 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Philippines 9/3/2016 Sun Carlos Sun Power, Inc., Aboitiz Power Corporation 144 (P4.9 billion)
37 Horus Energy 58 Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa Guatemala 2/4/2015 Onyx Group Grupo Ortiz 100
37 Uribe Solar 58 Antofagasta Chile 1/1/2017 Enorchile Ortiz Construcciones y Proyectos S.A. Agencia de Chile
37 Choluteca I and II 58 Southern region of Choluteca Honduras 8/4/2015 SunEdison Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy 62
37 Oriana Solar Farm 58 Isabela Puerto Rico 9/14/2016 METKA-EGN Oriana Energy LLC, Yarotek 160
38 High Plateaus South-West, Adrar 53 Adrar: Aoulef, Zaouat Kounta, Adrar, Timimoune, Kabertene, Reggane and Salah Algeria 1/18/2016 SKTM (Sonelgaz) Sinohydro Corp (PowerChina), Yingli Green Energy Holding, HydroChina - Three party consortium 505 (total 3 projects)
39 San Andrés solar plant 51 Atacama Chile 3/1/2014 Inversiones y Servicios SunEdison Chile 142
40 Burnoye Solar -1 50 Zhambyl region in south Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 6/7/2017 United Green Energy Limited and Samruk Kazyna Invest LLP 100
40 De Aar Solar Power 50 Northern Cape, De Aar South Africa 4/1/2014 Mainstream Renewable Power, Globeleq, Thebe Investment Corp, Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power De Aar PV
40 SA Mainstream Renewable Energy Power Droogfontein 50 Northern Cape,Kimberley South Africa 4/1/2014 Mainstream Renewable Power, Thebe Investment Corporation, Enzani Technologies, Usizo Engineering, Community, Globeleq South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein (Proprietary) Ltd
40 Sepalco SSC solar park 50 Palo, Leyte Philippines 14-03-2016 Sulu Electric Power and Light (Philippines) Corp (SEPALCO) Sepalco, SAS Sunrise Co. (SSC) 90
40 Tarlac solar power plant 50 Tarlac province Philippines 27-01-2016 PetroGreen Energy Corp (56%) , EEI Power Corp. (44%) Syntegra Solar and Conergy
41 Humacao 47 Humacao Puerto Rico 12/1/2016 Reden Solar (formelry Fonroche Solaire)
42 Linde 40 Northern Cape South Africa 6/1/2014 Scatec, Norfund, KLP, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company, Standard Bank South Africa Scatec Solar ASA
43 Chanares Solar 40 Atacama region, Northern Chile (Near the Diego the Almagro Solar Farm) Chile 1/15/2015 Enel Green Power Greenwood Biosar 70
43 Cavite Economic Zone Solar Power Project 40 Between Rosario and General Trias, Cavite Philippines 6/11/2014 Majestics Energy Corp and Mother Co. Majestics Energy Corp and Mother Co.
44 Aura Solar I 39 La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico 9/1/2013 Aura Solar Gauss Energia 100
45 Diago de Almagro 36 Atacama region Chile 1/1/2015 Enel Green Power 60
46 Marcovia Phase 1 Plant 35 Department of Choluteca Honduras 6/5/2015 Grupo Ortiz Gestamp Solar 90
47 San Pedro III solar PV phase I (Solar Jama phase I) 34 29km southeast of the city of Calama in northern Chile's Antofagasta region Chile 4/1/2015 Rijn Capital Chile 104
46 Salgadinho 30 Massape, Ceara state Brazil Fotowatio do Brasil Projetos de Energias Renovaveis Ltda and consultancy Ampla Engenharia 64.1
46 La Huayca 30 Huayca, Pozo Almonte, northern Tarapaca region Chile 1/7/2014 SPS La Huayca S.A Saferay and Seltec Ingenieria Ltda 46
46 Witkop 30 Limpopo, Polokwane South Africa 9/1/2014 SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management Core Energy (SunEdison) 157
46 Inharé I 30 Santa Cruz Municipality, Rio Grande do Norte Brazil Construtora A. Gaspar S/A (99.99%) and Inharé Projetos para Energia Solar Ltda (0.01%) 54
47 Soutpan 28 Limpopo, Vivo, Limpopo South Africa 7/1/2014 SunEdison, CHINT Group, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Kurisani Youth Development Trust, Standard Bank, Futuregrowth Asset Management Erika Energy(SunEdison) 157
48 Alto Cielo 26 Tomás Gomensoro locality, Artigas Department Uruguay 3/1/2016 TerraForm Global Solarpack 35.4
49 Pozo Almonte Solar plant 2 & 3 25 Pozo Almonte Chile 9/29/2014 Solarpack Solarpack 80
50 Pavana Solar plant 24 Choluteca Honduras 7/31/2015 Enerbasa Enerbasa
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