Credits By: Business Insider
By finishing the construction of a solar farm in the shape of a panda that spans 250 acres, China has shown its dedication to advancing the use of renewable energy. The project, performed by Panda Green Energy and recently finished its first phase in Datong, China, served as a public relations endeavor and a tribute to China’s leadership in investing in renewable energy.
The design for the solar farm, submitted in 2016, calls for strategically utilizing darker monocrystalline silicon and lighter thin film cells to form an array that is intended to resemble a vast panda. This forward-thinking enterprise has the potential to eliminate the need to burn one million tonnes of coal within the next 25 years, highlighting the remarkable achievements that China has made in improving its energy infrastructure.
This solar farm shaped like a panda was constructed in Datong as part of the first phase of a larger plan that calls for constructing one hundred solar plants based on the panda theme across China and Asia over the next few years. This effort is in line with China’s more enormous Belt and Road effort, which aims to establish China as a prominent leader in Asian foreign policy by investing trillions of dollars in the building of infrastructure along the historic route of the Silk Road. China wants to invest approximately $150 billion yearly in the 68 countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen further its central role in determining the energy and economic landscape of the region. Xi Jinping’s foreign policy is guiding this plan.