Panda Green Energy is in the first phase of the project initiated by the United Nations development program. In the future, it will have a capacity of 100 megawatts (MW), capable of providing 3.2 trillion kWh of renewable electricity in 25 years.
In this first phase, 50 megawatts (MW) have been installed. The solar plant is located in Datong, Shanxi province, China. It has been connected to the grid at the end of June, the plant is the first opening of the “Panda Green Energy” project.
The first “Panda Green Energy” project is part of a cooperation agreement with the United Nations development program (UNDP). An agreement between several countries to combat climate change. Among them are Fiji, the Philippines and other developing countries. Fiji will be the next to build a panda-shaped solar power plant.
The complex also aims to be a training point for the youngest on solar energy. The Chinese government wants its young people to grow up convinced that the future of the country is to consume renewable energy.
This photovoltaic plant will contribute to the reduction of about
60,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
The choice is not accidental, as Shanxi province concentrates a quarter of China's coal reserves. According to its promoters, the already built plant can save more than a million tons of coal in 25 years and avoid the emission of 2.74 million tons of gases into the atmosphere. But the Hong Kong-based firm, which has facilities in other Chinese provinces and the UK, won't settle for those two giant pandas - its idea is to build 100 across the country. The company thus hopes to multiply by ten within three years the 1.3 gigawatts it had installed in 2015 and has already set its sights on countries such as Canada, Australia, Germany or Italy. Pandas are your strategy to conquer the world.
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