China Has Built A Solar Power Plant Shaped Like A Giant Panda

China has constructed a 248-acre power plant in the picture of a panda. There's a sentence I never thought I'd use.

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.”

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.