China has constructed a 248-acre power plant in the picture of a panda. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d use.
The Giant panda power plant is a big improvement on the boring grid-like solar panels were used to seeing.
It looks a lot like this chubby guy !
The Panda Power Plant, which is situated in Datong, Shanxi, was constructed by China Merchants New Energy Group and is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The project’s builders are hopeful that the projrct will play a role in getting youth to involve with sustainable energy, reports the Independent.
Panda Green Energy’s CEO, Li Yuan said last year: “Designing the plant in the shape of a panda could inspire young people and get them interest in the applications of solar power.”
— UNDP China (@UNDPChina) July 5, 2017
As well as being adorable, once it’s full and executing it will have a stamina of 100MW, bringing 3.2billion kWh of eco-friendly electricity in 25 years.
The new Panda Power Plant is also just the latest showy example of China’s commitment.
Its a commitment to scaling up solar and other forms of renewable energy while cleaning up coal before eventually phasing it out.
Unlike the US, China is on track to exceed its Paris carbon reduction commitments, as Vox’s David Roberts has reported.
The latest Global Status Report from Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) shows that China continues to lead in renewable energy investment, capacity, and generation.
You should know more about The Panda Solar plant…
Its more than enough for you to get shocked, then in reality , the Panda Power Plant will reduce the use of around 1.056million tons of coal, eliminating 2.74million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
In particular, solar is booming, and last year China contributed almost half the additions to global solar capacity.
Kudos to China..
So, well done, Team Panda !
Panda Green Energy are wishing to bring more panda power stations to countries like the Philippines and Fiji, with the end goal of building 100 across the world within the next five years.