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A Panda-Shaped Solar Farm in China Teaches Children About Green Energy

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This panda is not made of flesh and bone.

Meanwhile, the first panda solar farm is delivering power to a grid in northwestern China, according to Science Alert.

The first phase of the solar power station, which covers a total area of 248 acres, was connected to the grid on June 29 near the northern city of Datong. The groups are aiming to build more panda-shaped solar plants throughout the country in the coming years. Its solar panel consists of two types, namely the white thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells and the black monocrystalline silicon PV cells.

Naturally, it’s called the Panda Power Plant, and will produce 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours of solar energy in 25 years, according to Business Insider.

But a company in China decided that clean energy could be fun. In January, a report released by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) found that China is investing more than ever in renewable energy resources.

China has built a solar power farm in Datong in the shape of a giant panda.  China has been known as a country with the extravagant country, and this is not the first time that they have shown off their artistic skills on a large scale.

The project is part of a larger effort to raise awareness among young people in China about clean energy, the UNDP wrote in a statement. “With the incoming administration talking up coal and gas, prospective domestic policy changes don’t bode well”, Buckley told The Guardian. The energy company will put on summer camps to help kids understand solar energy.

Panda Green Energy is also trying to get young people involved and interested in green energy.

“By designing the solar power station into the pattern of a panda, we aim to stimulate teenagers” interest and enthusiasm for solar energy application’, Alan Li, CEO of China Merchants New Energy Group said.

Full article:  Panda Green Energy finishes 50 MW in China

 

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