Mel Gibson in his 2002 Sci-fi movie ‘Signs’ tried to revive the phenomenon of crop circles. These circles are created by flattening a crop and when seen from above they appear to be a work of art. In the real world, the battle to explain the formations is a torrid wrestling match between artists and people who believe in other-worldly influences – this is especially true of patterns carved on the ground in South America in ancient times, the so-called Nazca lines in Peru. A similar art form can be seen in China. But this time the creators behind this creative activity are very much known – no mystery about it. As per Fortune magazine reports, Panda Green Energy Group had set up a new solar farm linked to the electricity grid and it is in the shape of a giant panda. The energy plant is the first of several bear-shaped farms by Panda Energy Group that is owned by China Merchants New Energy. The plant will be able to produce up to 100MW, according to the company.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which partnered the company in 2016, took to Twitter to announce that the Datong Panda Power Plant in Shanxi province had finished its first stage of development. It said,”As per Fortune magazine reports,”Panda Green Energy completes first phase #panda solar power plant! Check out our partnership here! http://bit.ly/2sE87t6 #renewables #SDGs”
— UN Climate Action (@UNFCCC) July 7, 2017
In an official statement, Panda Green Energy underlines that the power plant marked its beginning and highlighted the impact it may have.
The company as per the magazine report said,”A 100MW Panda Power Plant can provide 3.2 billion [kilowatt-hours] of green electricity in 25 years, equivalent to saving 1.056 million tonnes of coal, or reducing 2.74 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.”