China opens solar plant in panda format

in news •  last year

Project manages to produce 50 megawatts of electricity - thanks to photovoltaic plates that form the image of the animal

Last year, the China Merchants New Energy (CMNE) group, one of China's leading solar investors and operators, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to build panda- Animal symbol of the country.

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The first one was ready this week, and it's probably the cutest type you've ever seen. Aimed at promoting public awareness about environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable development, the farm has a center of activities for the education of youth and children.

Located in Shanxi province, in the north of the country, the project has installed capacity of 50 megawatts (MW). It is estimated that the electricity generated by the plant contributes to the reduction of approximately 60 thousand tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.

The transformation of China's energy matrix has gone a long way in the past year. The country reached a new world record for solar energy, with 33.2 gigawatts (GW) installed - double the previous Chinese record of 15 GW installed in 2015.

By 2020, China plans to invest $ 360 billion to expand the share of renewables in its energy matrix, boosting new jobs and technological development.

Source: Exame Magazine.

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Only in China!!!

This is great! Great way to produce energy and really cute too!

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No, this is not great. Because lots of miles used for energy, while millions people stay hungry.

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That's sad! Didn't realize that! So sad to see this happening!

Cute, too bad solar power is a kind of red herring. Not only is it really a stupid idea to cover farm land with solar panels, thorium reactors also give energy during the night and burn all their fuel. They are rather safe.