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The US solar market has weathered a few storms since the latest inauguration, from the trump tariffs shaking the market to the recent country’s somewhat turbulent policy landscape. However, the second quarter of 2018 witnessed more positive developments with respect to federal policy. In June, IRS issued a Notice, allowing projects to claim a greater ITC rate and ultimately a higher tax credit. Despite all the hardship and challenges facing the solar industry, the market is projected to continue to march forward, doubling its existing solar PV capacity (58.3 Gw) over the next five years.


In order to better decipher the highly competitive landscape of solar PV ownership and in the run-up to Solar Asset Management North America 2019, we have compiled an overview of the 70 largest North American solar portfolios. This article further chronicles market segmentation and additional insights into the major portfolio holders.

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Rank Name Role Capacity 2018 (MW) City State Country
1 Duke Energy Utility 2,500.00 Charlotte North Carolina US
2 NextEra Energy Resources IPP 2,140.50 Juno Beach Florida US
3 Cypress Creek Renewables IPP 2,041.50 Durham North Carolina US
4 EDF Renewable Energy IPP 1,673.53 San Diego California US
5 Dominion Energy Utility 1,588.00 Richmond Virginia US
6 Sempra Renewables Services IPP 1,522.00 San Diego California US
7 Capital Dynamics Investor 1,500.00 New York New York US
8 Southern Power IPP 1,230.00 Atlanta Georgia US
9 sPower IPP 1,092.80 Salt Lake City Utah US
10 Clearway Energy Inc IPP 1,072.00 New Jersey New Jersey US
11 Con Edison Development IPP 1,042.50 Valhalla New York US
12 Sunrun IPP 1,000.00 San Francisco California US
13 Vivint Solar IPP 1,000.00 Lehi Utah US
14 Georgia Power Utility 970.00 Atlanta Georgia US
15 TerraForm Power YieldCo 968.00 Juno Beach Florida US
16 Florida Power & Light Company Utility 930.00 Juno Beach Florida US
17 Strata Solar IPP 800.00 Chapel Hill North Carolina US
18 Austin Energy Utility 780.00 Austin Texas US
19 Appalachian Power (AEP) Utility 680.00 Columbus Ohio US
20 Invenergy LLC IPP 673.60 Chicago Illinois US
21 Clenera IPP 660.00 Boise Idaho US
22 Alabama Power Utility 650.00 Birmingham Alabama US
23 Atlantica Yield Investor 560.00 Longon - UK
24 Silver Ridge Power IPP 522.00 Arlington Virginia US
25 Exelon Corp Utility 521.00 Chicago Illinois US
26 Xcel Energy Utility 520.00 Minneapolis Minnesota US
27 AEP Ohio Utility 520.00 Gahanna Ohio US
28 Fiera Axium Infrastructure Investor 479.10 Toronto Ontario Canada
29 Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Utility 473.00 Tucson Arizona US
30 PSEG Solar Source Utility 414.00 Newark New Jersey US
31 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Utility 382.00 Knoxville Tennessee US
32 Bridge Bank Investor 350.00 San Jose California US
33 Sol Systems Investor 330.00 Washington DC Washington US
34 Constellation Utility 318.00 Baltimore Maryland US
35 RET Capital Investor 315.10 San Francisco California US
36 PacifiCorp Utility 300.00 Portland Oregon US
37 AEP Onsite Partners LLC Utility 300.00 Columbus Ohio US
38 MetLife Investor 300.00 New York New York US
39 Soltage IPP 300.00 Jersey City New Jersey US
40 Longroad IPP 298.00 Boston Massachusetts US
41 New Energy Solar Investor 291.80 North Sydney New South Wales Australia
42 Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company Investor 278.70 Kansas City Missouri US
43 Heelstone Energy IPP 275.00 Baton Rouge Louisiana US
44 Silicon Ranch Corporation IPP 258.00 Nashville Tennessee US
45 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) Utility 235.00 Naju South Jeolla Korea
46 Arizona Public Service Utility 234.00 Phoenix Arizona US
47 Tenaska IPP 230.00 Omaha Nebraska US
48 Pine Gate Renewables IPP 210.00 Charlotte North Carolina US
49 Marina Energy IPP 203.00 Hammonton New Jersey US
50 Spruce Finance Investor 200.00 San Francisco California US
51 AES Distributed Energy IPP 200.00 Boulder Colorado US
52 Ecoplexus IPP 185.00 San Francisco California US
53 Vistra Energy Utility 180.00 Irving Texas US
54 Enel Green Power IPP 174.78 Rome Lazio Italy
55 Clean Focus IPP 170.00 Sunnyvale California US
56 PG&E Utility 152.20 San Francisco California US
57 Enbridge Utility 152.00 Calgary Alberta Canada
58 Sumitomo Corporation (Americas) Investor 137.50 Harumi Tokyo Japan
59 Lightsource BP Utility 135.00 San Francisco California US
60 NJR Clean Energy Ventures IPP 130.60 Wall Township New Jersey US
61 Northland Power Utility 130.00 Toronto Ontario Canada
62 Iberdrola Utility 129.00 Bilbao Biscay Spain
63 Falck Renewables SpA IPP 112.50 Sesto San Giovanni Milan Italy
64 O2 emc IPP 100.00 Cornelius North Carolina US
65 Penn Energy Renewables IPP 100.00 Bala Cynwyd Pennsylvania US
66 Citizens Energy Corp IPP 90.00 Boston Massachusetts US
67 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Investor 88.00 New York New York US
68 Greenwood Energy IPP 83.00 New York New York US
69 IGS Solar IPP 81.00 Dublin Ohio US
70 KDC Solar IPP 76.67 Bedminster New Jersey US
* Sizes in MWp

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