How much land is required for solar? We downloaded all the data on a few dozen example, large solar projects in the US from the US EIA databases and did some math.

Calculating the average across several large solar projects in the US, it takes 2.97 acres of solar panels  to generate a million kilowatt hours of electricity (kWh) (same as one gigawatt hour (GWh) of electricity).

You can see our data and math in the spreadsheet below.

Download the full spreadsheet here: (coming later – for now download from embedded spreadsheet)

Code: m118 SolarLand math xbMath