Solar power, despite its benefits, doesn’t usually get the attention it deserves. While we don’t normally consider sustainability ‘fun’, China seems to think it can prove otherwise. Datong hosts the Panda Power Plant, which–you guessed it!–is shaped adorably like a panda.
There’s a new contender for the cutest solar farm in the world: the Panda Power Plant, which will have an aggregate installed capacity of 100 MW. The black parts of the panda… will be comprised of monocrystalline silicone solar cells, with the grey and white tummy and face composed of thin film solar cells.
The power plant does not only provide clean energy. Its activity center hopes to educate schoolchildren on the benefits of sustainable development. When I was a kid, it was simply lights off, or else!
The 100 MW Panda Power Plants will be able to offer 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours of green power in 25 years… saving 1.056 million tons of coal and reducing carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons.
Over the past year, China has become a new contender in clean energy, also providing its citizens with air-purifying bikes. Perhaps pandas (and humans) will get the breath of fresh air they so desperately deserve!