China just built a 250-acre solar farm shaped like a giant panda

The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China. China Merchants New Energy/Panda Green Energy

The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China.

Most solar farms align their solar arrays in rows and columns to form a grid.

A new solar power plant in Datong, China, however, decided to have a little fun with its design. China Merchants New Energy Group, one of the country’s largest clean energy operators, built a 248-acre solar farm in the shape of a giant panda.

The first phase, which includes one 50-megawatt plant, was completed on June 30, according to PV magazine. The project just began delivering power to a grid in northwestern China, and a second panda is planned for later this year.

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