A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park, is a large-scale photovoltaic system designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. They are differentiated from most building-mounted and other decentralised solar power applications because they supply power at the utility level, rather than to a local user or users. They are sometimes also referred to as solar farms or solar ranches, especially when sited in agricultural areas.
The generic expression utility-scale solar is sometimes used to describe this type of project. The power conversion source is via photovoltaic modules that convert light directly to electricity. India has been rising up the leading nations for the installation of utility-scale solar capacity. India has set an ambitions target of achieving 100,000 MW of solar power plants by 2022. Given the solar potential in India, this target is very much achievable.