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What solar projects does the tracker include?

The objective of the Global Solar Power Tracker is to provide information on utility-scale solar farm phases with capacities of 20 megawatts (MW) or more globally and 10 MW or more in Arabic-speaking countries. The tracker includes every solar farm phase at this capacity threshold of any status, including operating, announced, under development, under construction, shelved, cancelled, mothballed, or retired.

How do you define capacity?

Capacity is measured in megawatts, and refers to the collective nameplate capacity of the solar farm phase. When possible, the tracker also includes the capacity rating.

Can you explain the difference between “phases” and “projects”?

A solar farm phase is generally defined as a group of solar arrays that are installed under one permit, one power purchase agreement, and typically come online at the same time. A solar farm project can be composed of several phases, or just a single phase.

Improving the Tracker

What if I find an error or a missing project?

Please send information on errors or omissions to Kasandra O’Malia ([email protected]).


Who built this tool?

The tracker was designed and produced by Global Energy Monitor, a network of researchers seeking to develop collaborative informational resources on fossil fuel impacts and alternatives. 

How do I cite this data?

Please cite as “Global Energy Monitor, Global Solar Power Tracker, May 2022 release.”