China Is Building The World’s Largest Solar Power Plant – Larger Than The Size Of A City

Mohit Priyadarshi - Author

Nov. 2 2016, Updated 6:04 p.m. ET

China has commenced its work on constructing the world’s largest solar power plant, which will be more than the size of an average city when completed, according to reports emerging in its state media.

This piece of news comes after it was recently announced that China had joined the most ambitious search for alien life by building the world’s largest single-aperture telescope.

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The humongous power plant, called Delingha, is being built across 25 square kilometers of vacant space in the Gobi desert, and will easily surpass the previous largest Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, which covers 16 square kilometers in the California desert. According to Business Standard, the Qinghai-based plant will have an installed capacity of 200 megawatts and will be capable of supplying electricity to more than 1 million Chinese households.

IET reports that China’s newest solar plant will use concentrated solar power technology, relying on a total of six solar towers which will process light reflected by a huge array of solar mirrors.


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