Sunday, March 5, 2017

China’s world-beating solar farm visible from space!

China’s world-beating solar farm is almost as big as Macau, Nasa satellite images reveal

The US space agency Nasa has released spectacular satellite images of the world’s biggest solar farm, which sits on the Tibetan Plateau in China.....

.......The images of the 27 square kilometre solar farm (4 million panels) – the world’s largest – were captured by Nasa’s Landsat 8 satellite in April 2013 and last month.

Read the rest of the article and see the pictures here:

Solar energy is definitely going places. If you look at the energy mix of China, Solar now constitutes 4.7% (77GW) [LINK]. This was less than 1 GW 6 years ago. They are now the world leader in installed capacity followed by Germany and Japan. Germany leads the chart when you look at per capita production.

Total world capacity as of 2015 was 256 GW which is a mere ~3.5% of world capacity but is definitely moving up.

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