solar energy conquers the world

Do you know where is the largest solar energy power plant in the word?

It is nowhere else than in an oil-abundant country – United Arab Emirates (actually, one of the top ten countries regarding oil reserves). Last month it launched the largest solar energy power plant of the size of 285 football pitches or 2.5sq/km.

My conclusion is: either UAE are really pro-sustainability long-term thinkers (and doers!) and because of its climate and geographic position – smart about its untapped resource – solar energy, or we dont know something what UAE knows (are we running out of oil??)

Either way, knowing how powerful oil industry lobbying is against renewable energy projects, this is amazing achievement. Maybe it is time to replace the global competition of which country has the highest skyscraper with the competition of which country has the largest solar energy power plant. It would make so much more sense..

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One thought on “solar energy conquers the world

  1. They don’t do ‘small’ in the United Arab Emirates. The world’s thirteenth richest country builds its own islands and boasts the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa , which itself is surrounded by enough towering glass-covered skyscrapers to require a fleet of robots to clean them. And now, this country that has risen from poverty to become the world’s thirteenth richest after striking oil, is doing renewable energy in a characteristically big way. They’ve just completed the world’s largest solar power station.

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