We all know that solar power is a reliable source of power and is being used all over the world to meet energy needs. We decided to make a list of seven of the most impressive solar projects that are powering the world or will be powering it by the end of this year. Check out the list and let us know what you think of it!
Benban Solar Park, Benban, Egypt
Benban is a solar park that is currently undergoing construction in eastern Egypt. Once completed, it will be the biggest solar installation in the world and shall produce 1.8GW of energy. Some parts of it are online already, but it will begin functioning completely by the end of the year.
Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, China
This is one of the biggest solar parks in the world and is situated in Qinghai province. It covers an area of about 10 square miles and provides an energy output of 850MW. The solar park is capable of capturing enough energy from the sun to power 200,000 homes.
Cochin International Airport, India
This is the seventh busiest airport in the country and is actually the first airport in the world that is running completely on solar power. The solar farm on this airport even allows the airport to provide energy back to the national grid.
Chernobyl Solar Plant
Chernobyl is making a comeback with its new solar plant image. The solar plant offers one-megawatt of energy but is definitely making a bold statement.
Sungrow Solar Farm, Huainan, China
This solar farm also has a story that needs telling. It is the world’s biggest floating solar array and is built on top of a coal mine that collapse. The solar array is capable of generating 40MW of energy.
Solar Star, California
The Solar Star photovoltaic power station is located close to Rosemund, California. It is the largest solar array in the US and in the western hemisphere. It covers an area of 5 square miles and creates an energy output of 579MW.
Solar Panel Bike Path, Krommenie, Netherlands
This particular project has inspired many other projects as well. The Netherlands installed the very first solar-powered bike path back in 2014. It led to France planning to create solar roads that will be generating about 8% of the country’s energy needs.