The Largest Solar Power Plant In The World Just Got Switched On


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The world’s biggest solar plant has come online, according to Chinese media. Covering 13,333 hectares (32,947 acres) in the desert of northwest Xinjiang and capable of powering a small country on its own, the facility was reportedly connected to the grid on Monday. Advertisement Advertisement Located in a desert area of Ürümqi, capital of the famously troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwestern China, the 3.5-gigawatt-capacity plant is slated to generate about 6.09 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each year. That’s enough to single-handedly power a country like Cameroon or Laos, or fulfill the entire electrical demand of Vermont...