one gig

February 1st, 2009

Found via Beijing Gourmand, this article reports that two Chinese companies plan to build the world’s largest photovoltaic powerplant. It will be built in the Qaidam Basin in Qinghai, and when it’s completed will have a capacity of one gigawatt. Apparently the current biggest solar photovoltaic powerplant, in California, only manages 550 megawatts.

Ah, China, gotta love that drive to be the world’s biggest at everything (except population).

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