Monday, 28 May, 2018

China has a panda-shaped solar power plant in Datong

A bird's eye view of the completed project A bird's eye view of the completed
Marlene Weaver | 07 July, 2017, 03:14

Built by the company Panda Green Energy, the project has the capacity to power more than 8,000 homes with a total output of 50MW.

A new solar power plant in Datong, China, however, made a decision to have a little fun with its design.

In the Chinese province of Shanxi started to operate the solar power plant in the form of pandas, according to Inhabitat. The hope is to raise sustainability awareness among the younger generations in China, a necessary part of the global effort to gravitate toward cleaner, less harmful energy sources.

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Discussions of a renewed withdrawal by South Africa are ongoing. "Under the circumstances, I think it is a very good ruling". But judges also had harsh words for the UN Security Council for years of inaction in the Bashir case.

That will eliminate approximately million tons of coal that would have been used to produce electricity, reducing carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons. The site will also be the destination of a summer camp for teenagers run by the UNDP and Panda Green Energy. Anyone flying above the region in Datong, China, will be greeted with the sight of a happy panda smiling up at the sky; soon enough a second solar plant in the shape of another panda will be joining it. The initiatives aims to engage the youth of China and assist in developing the future leaders in the green energy field.

But the company doesn't just want to stop at pandas.

The panda, regarded as China's "national treasure", is aptly constructed with two main types of solar panels arranged by color - the black parts are made of single crystalline silicone solar cells, while the white parts are made of thin-film solar cells.

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