The Chinese are at it again. And as usual, trust them to do something unusual. So we all know that China is a nation that consumes a lot of coal as an energy source (due to the their rapidly growing economy), but which pollutes the environment, thus a company, China Merchants New Energy Group in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) decided to something about that.
The project which is located in the Datong Province of Northwestern China, was built in the shape of a giant panda. Of course it is called the Panda Power Plant, and the first phase, a 50 megawatt plant has been already completed on the 30th of July and is already delivering power. Later this year, the second phase would kick off.
The project is expected to produce some 3.2 billion kilowatts of energy over a period of 25 years. It would also help environment by reducing carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons.
More panda power projects are expected to constructed in the next 5 years thanks to its successful operations and appeal particularly to the youths. This would undoubtedly go a long way in helping China and the world be a better place for all of us to live in.