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..