15 Jul '17, 8pm

Chinese Solar Farm in the Shape of a Giant Panda Can Be Seen From Space

Chinese Solar Farm in the Shape of a Giant Panda Can Be Seen From Space

When astronauts look down at China in the future, it will not just be the Great Wall they can pick out. A huge solar farm has just been connected to the country's electricity grid and it is in the shape of giant panda. The Panda Power Plant, near Datong in Shanxi province, is the brainchild of Panda Green Energy, a company who are planning many more solar farms as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road program. The panda's black limbs, eyes and ears are actually monocrystalline silicone solar cells while the white parts of the body are made of thin film solar cells. Each plant will produce 100 megawatts, meaning a total output of 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours over the next 25 years. That is the same as is produced by a million tons of coal and it will help China cut carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons. Some of the plants might actually be built outside China, ...

Full article: http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Chinese_Solar_Farm_in_t...

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