25 Sep '14, 9am

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

An extraordinary heart-shaped solar farm is set to be built on the Pacific island of New Caledonia. The 2MW "Heart of New Caledonia" is being built by solar company Conergy and should start producing power for 750 homes from early next year. The plant, comissioned by local beverage company Froico SA, is expected to save around two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over its projected 25-year lifetime and reduce the French overseas territory's dependence on oil, gas and coal, which generate the majority of its power today. FURTHER READING Solar's multi-billion pound potential stalled by 'unreliable' policy, industry warns IKEA to sell solar panels in eight more European countries The eye-catching heart shaped installation is made up of 7,888 panels across the four-acre site on Grand Terre, New Caledonia's largest island, with the design only visible from the air. Th...

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