29 Sep '11, 1pm

World's Largest #Solar Park (166MW) Built on Former Mine

World's Largest #Solar Park (166MW) Built on Former Mine

78MW of Solar Built in 3 Months Earlier this year, I posted about a 5MW solar farm in the UK that was built in just 6 weeks , arguing that it was a powerful demonstration of the rapid speed at which solar can be deployed. This point is illustrated even more powerfully by the fact that Renewable Energy World tells us the 78MW section of the Senftenburg plant in Eastern Germany was built in just 3 months . Of course equipment manufacture, planning and other set-up times should still be factored in, but compare those construction times to any other major energy source and I suspect they'll be pretty favorable. Former Mine Becomes Clean Energy Beacon The other notable aspect of the Senftenburg plant is that it was built on former open-pit mining land, meaning it is taking degraded, relatively unproductive land and turning it into a major source of energy production. Much like ...

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