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China Building World’s Largest Floating Solar Panel Farm

You may well be aware that China is into solar power in a big way being a large global manufacturer of solar panels many of which are exported to other countries around the world. Well, it is in the throes of building the largest solar panel farm on the planet in Anhui that is a province in Eastern China.

The project is being run by Three Gorges New Energy Corporation. The company has invested a considerable sum of money in the scheme – a total of $151 million. It will be a 150 megawatt station.

Construction work actually started back in July of this year and a few days ago the solar power plant was attached to the grid in China. It is being forecast that the floating solar panel project should be finished in May of next year.

The solar panels are being attached to floats that are sitting on top of the water which, to date, has been space that presumably has not been maximized. When you think about it, there are no doubt many opportunities around the world to set up floating solar panel farms as there are acre upon acre of reservoirs and lakes that are not being used to their maximum other than perhaps to allow the likes of sailing and fishing clubs use them.

Of course, China is a country that has an awful lot of carbon emissions being produced in its atmosphere with many people wearing masks in certain cities when outdoors. It is projects like these that should be able to help in lowering carbon emissions. This can only be good news for the industry, for China and the rest of the world.

We have previously written about similar projects in other parts of the world and will no doubt continue to do so in the future. China is to be applauded for setting up this latest floating solar panel plant. We will continue to keep you updated about similar projects both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

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