Germany Covers Old Pit Mine with World’s Largest Solar Park

September 29, 2011 · Print This Article


A new section added onto a huge solar park in Eastern Germany now makes it the largest solar park in the world, but the more interesting fact about this section is that it was built by an old pit mine that had rendered that land useless for years.

The new section added 78 MW to the plant and, amazingly, it was constructed in just three months.

Using land that is otherwise undesirable

is a great tactic for large solar developers considering not only are they turning the remnants of something that once harmed the environment into an energy plant that is far gentler to it, but it additionally ensures that there isn’t competition for that land for food production or other crucial uses.

The German solar park near Senftenburg now has a capacity of 166 MW.

via Treehugger

[Source] Cynthia

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