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US and German integrators lead utility-scale solar development: Solar firms from the US and Germany are leading

The list ranks developers of large-scale solar plants – defined by Wiki-Solar as installations over 10 MW – in terms of total installed capacity. Seven of the top eleven are German or US-based ‘system integrators’ – companies which both develop and install the projects – and three, First Solar , Hanwha Q-Cells and SunPower , also produce their own solar modules. US-based First Solar tops the list with 572 MW of installed capacity, while US-based SunEdison and Austria’s ActivSolar follow with 320 MW and 306MW installed capacity respectively. Activ Solar is one of the newest entrants on the list, developing five major projects in Ukraine, while Enerparc and Parabel in Germany, and the Chinese company GCL-Poly are also new arrivals. The longest serving participants in the list are S.A.G Solarstrom from Germany and FRV, based in Spain. Huanghe and CLP have each qualified by de...

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